Investigators search for Hillsborough rape suspect

TAMPA — Deputies are seeking the public's help in identifying a man accused of raping a woman on the hood of his car.

He is described as being in his late 20s, 5-foot-4, and 170 pounds with a muscular build. He was driving a newer gray or silver car, possibly two-toned, with a wide body, rounded roof, four doors, tinted windows, blue-colored head lights and gray interior.

At 2:13 a.m. Tuesday, the 22-year-old woman was walking west on 131st Avenue from Livingston Avenue when the attacker's car passed her and made a U-turn, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.

He approached her from behind in the car, then got out and grabbed her and forced her onto the hood, deputies said. After the rape, he drove away.

Anyone with information about the attack can contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's office at (813) 247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 873-8477.

Investigators search for Hillsborough rape suspect 02/10/11 [Last modified: Thursday, February 10, 2011 6:55pm]

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