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November 30, 2016

Police release sketch of suspect who sexually assaulted woman in Camden parking lot

Crime Sexual Assaults
113016_camden_sexualassault.jpg Camden County Police Department/for PhillyVoice

Police are asking the public for assistance Wednesday identifying a man who is responsible for a sexual assault in Camden, authorities said.

The Camden County Police Department said the incident occurred Sunday around 6:30 p.m. on the 900 block of South Third Street.

Responding officers found a woman, who reported she was approached by a man in a white van. The attacker forced her to a secluded parking lot where he sexually assaulted her. The man fled the scene shortly after the assault.

The victim was taken to Cooper University Hospital for medical treatment.

Police released a sketch of the suspect, who is described as a black or Hispanic man between 5-foot-3 and 5-foot-7. Authorities also posted surveillance video showing the van that was used in the attack.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Camden County Police Department at (856) 757-7042.