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Crime Stoppers for the Week of March 24, 2003

March 24, 2003 00:00


Portland Police, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers, are asking for your help in identifying the suspect in an attempt rape.

On Sunday, February 2, 2003, at about 2:45 in the morning, on SW Barbur Boulevard at SW Capitol Highway, a female motorist stopped her van, got out, and went to the rear of the vehicle to get something from inside. As the woman opened the rear door of her van and leaned inside, another vehicle pulled up behind her van and stop. Before the woman could turn around to see who was there, the suspect put an arm around her neck and placed a sharp object to her throat. The suspect told the victim he was going to rape her and attempted to force her into her van. When the suspect saw the lights of another vehicle that appeared to be stopping, he let the woman go and ran back to his vehicle and sped away.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late 20's to early 30's. The suspect is 5'8"-5'9" tall and weighs approximately 230 pounds, with a stocky build, dark complexion, straight dark brown hair, dark eyes and glasses. The suspect had a raised red circular area, roughly the size of a quarter that looked like a burn, cyst or tumor, on the back of his left hand. The suspect's vehicle is possibly a dark colored late 70's Ford LTD, 2-door. The vehicle had a decal/sticker in the rear window, on the driver's side, of a black and white skull.

Crime stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, which leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony crime, and you need not give your name. Call Crime Stoppers at (503) 823-HELP (4357).


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Portland Police Bureau
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Portland, Oregon 97204



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