Sketch released of suspect in sexual assault of woman in north Houston

HOUSTON - Police are hoping a newly released sketch will help them find the man responsible for sexually assaulting a woman back in June.

Houston police said the aggravated sexual assault occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 22 in the 2600 block of Milwaukee.

Officials said a woman was walking just before 1:30 a.m. when a man approached her and forced her into his dark blue Ford Expedition. At a vacant lot nearby, the suspect took out a knife, held it to the victim's throat, and sexually assaulted her.

One resident, who does not want to be identified, says she's worried about everyone's safety.

"We have a lot of young kids in this neighborhood. If they can pick up a female, what makes you think they can't pick up a younger female or a younger male," she told Local 2.

While neighbors say they don't recognize the suspect, one man says no one here is safe as long as the attacker and other criminals are on the street.

"My sister she got assaulted, too. Somebody broke in, put a gun to her, try to steal my golf cart. We chased them and they got in a van and ran away," he said.

Police described the suspect as a black man, 30-45 years old, between 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet, and between 220-250 pounds. The suspect is bald with very short hair on the sides.

At the time of the attack, the suspect was driving a 2000-2002 blue Ford Expedition with distinctive 20-22 inch customized chrome wheels and tinted windows.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to call  Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713- 222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online.  Tips can also be submitted by texting TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). 

All tipsters remain anonymous.

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