TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Tyler police are searching for a suspect who allegedly robbed and raped a woman after breaking into her apartment.
The department confirmed on Thursday they are investigating the aggravated sexual assault case. They reported the incident occurred at about 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Tanglewood Place Apartments, located at 322 Chimney Rock.
Tyler police reported the victim stated an unknown man armed with a handgun entered her apartment and demanded money. According to the Tyler police, “the suspect then sexual assaulted her during the commission of the burglary and stole the victim’s wallet.”
Police say the suspect is described to be a young black male with a thin build. He was reported to be wearing all black clothing.
Tanglewood Apartments sent a letter to all their residents following the assault. In the letter they warn residents about the assault and advise them to ensure all their windows and doors are locked.
Tyler police urges anyone with information about the suspect to contact them at 903-531-1000 or Crimestoppers at 903-597-CUFF. Crimestoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that would lead to an arrest.