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Police: Woman forced into car in Audubon, sexually assaulted


By Digital First Media staff

Monday, September 4, 2017

LOWER PROVIDENCE >> A woman out for a walk in Audubon Sunday night was forced into a car, driven to a remote location and sexually assaulted, police reported.

West Norriton Township police were dispatched to meet the victim at Walmart, 650 South Trooper Road, Monday at 12:50 a.m. They notified Lower Providence Township police and a joint investigation began.

The woman reported she had been out for a walk around 11:30 p.m. when she was approached by a vehicle in the 2700 block of Lantern Lane in the Audubon section of Lower Providence Township. The vehicle stopped near her, and the driver and only occupant exited the car. He grabbed the victim, forced her into the vehicle, drove her to a secluded area on General Armistead Avenue in West Norriton and sexually assaulted her, police said.

The victim was transported to Abington Hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Efforts are being made to complete a full interview and develop a sketch of the suspect, who is described as a dark-skinned black male in his 20s, approximately 6 feet tall, with a thin build, black tapered high-top hair that is curly at the top. He wore tan or white sweatpants and a red shirt and he spoke with a Caribbean Island-sounding accent.

His vehicle is described as a silver sedan, possibly a Nissan, less than 10 years old with tinted windows and a gray interior. Traffic video cameras captured images of the suspect vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lower Providence Detective Scott Dreibelbis at 610-635-3558 or sdreibelbis@lowerprovidence.org.