King County Sheriffâ€™s detectives have released a sketch of a man that violently assaulted and raped a woman earlier this month. On Friday, March 7, just after midnight the victim was walking eastbound on the south side of Roxbury near 24th Ave. She was approached by a black male who asked her for a cigarette. The victim gave the suspect a cigarette when the suspect suddenly dragged her to a nearby lot where he punched her repeatedly then sexually assaulted her. The suspect fled after the assault, taking the victim’s purse with him. The purse was never located and may have been discarded nearby or possibly given to an associate of the suspect. The purse is very distinctive (see photo below): The suspect was described as a younger black male, early 20â€™s, about 5â€™9â€, medium build wearing a dark colored hoodie and jeans. The suspect may have injuries to his hands due to the violent assault on the victim. If you have information about this suspect or the missing purse please call the King County Sheriffâ€™s Office at 206-296-3311 (24 hours). You can also be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 and remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).]]>
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