AUSTIN (KXAN) - Police are seeking the public's assistance in finding the person who sexually assaulted a woman while in her truck near Blarwood Drive and Cockburn Drive in the early morning hours of Friday.
The victim, who does not live in the area, stopped near the intersection when the attacker walked up to her and started a conversation, police said. He then sexually assaulted her and ran or walked north on Blarwood. Police went to the area but were unable to find the attacker.
Penny Samford called 911 when her husband heard the victim screaming.
"About 5:30 a.m. my husband noticed a truck parked right here facing the wrong way. It was kind of unusual for someone to have their lights on in a truck about 5:30, dark outside, so he kept looking around and all the sudden he heard somebody yell 'get off of me' and so he said Penny call 911," said Samford.
Police said the suspect is in his 20s, about 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 and 180 to 190 pounds. He has black, closely cut hair that was covered by a hood or cap at the time of the attack. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, white tennis shoes and a dark blue thermal shirt.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Sex Crimes Unit at 974-5230 or call Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or text to "Tip 103" + your message to C R I M E S. You may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 if your tip leads to an arrest or charges being filed. Crime Stoppers tips are confidential.
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