Durham police are investigating an attempted sexual assault that occurred Thursday morning near Duke University.
A female told police that a middle-age man came to her apartment near Duke University Road around 10 a.m. Thursday and told her he was there to do a repair. When the men entered, police said, he pulled handgun. The female escaped unharmed.
The suspect is described as a black male between 35 and 40, around 6 feet tall with a heavy build, close-cropped hair, a slight beard and a thin mustache. He was wearing a dark blue T-shirt with lettering, black knee-length shorts and black sneakers.
Anyone with information is asked to call Durham Investigator 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.
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Durham police are reminding everyone to be aware of their surroundings and call 911 if they see something suspicious.