Police hope an appeal to the public will bring information about a rape that happened Saturday night along the 7000 bock of Sandy Forks Road in North Raleigh.
Detectives want to speak with anyone who was in the area between 10 and 11 p.m., police said in an appeal for information.
A 27-year-old woman told police that she was walking in a wooded buffer area in the 7000 block when a man grabbed her from behind, made her believe he had a knife and raped her.
The man, whom the victim could only describe as light-skinned, then ran away.
The scene is two blocks west of Falls of Neuse Road.
Police asked anyone with information to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at 919-834-HELP (4357) or visit raleighcrimestoppers.org for text and email reporting options.
CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.