Suspect wanted in sexual assault in Detroit's west side

- The Detroit Police is asking for the public's help identifying a man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman on the city's west side.

Police say the assault happened on Friday, February 19 aruond 8 p.m. in the 15800 block of W. McNichols, which is near Greenfield Road and Outer Drive.

Police say a man with a gun approached a woman who was sitting in her car. The suspect forced his way into the vehicle and made her drive to the area of Forrer and Verne, which is a block or so away. Police say he sexually assaulted her there and stole her purse.

The suspect is described as a black man 24 or 25 years old with a medium build and a medium complexion. He has dark-brown eyes, a thin mustache, tapered low-cut Afro hairstyle. He was wearing a black sweater, black pants and a black Gucci belt at the time.

Detroit police have released a sketch of the suspect in hopes someone will recognize him and help police track him down.

If anyone recognizes this suspect or has any information about what happened, you're asked to call Detroit Police Sex Crimes Detectives at (313) 596-1950. You can remain anonymous, as always, by leaving a tip on their app, DPD Connect, or contacting CrimeStoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. 

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