Durham police are investigating an attempted sexual assault that happened this morning near Duke University Road.
A female told officers a man came to her apartment around 10 a.m. and told her he was there to do a repair. The man came into the apartment and pulled out a handgun, but the woman was able to get away and was not injured.
The suspect is described as a black male, 35 to 40 years old, 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet 2 inches tall with a heavy build. He had a slight beard, a thin mustache and close-cut hair. He was wearing a dark blue T-shirt with lettering, black knee-length shorts and black sneakers. He had a gray handgun.
Anyone with information is asked to call Inv. Bynum at (919) 560-4440, ext. 29238 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.
The Durham Police Department is providing the following personal safety tips: