MANCHESTER, N.H. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Police in Manchester, N.H. are investigating a reported sexual assault that took place in the area of Maple and Laurel streets Tuesday.
The 32-year-old victim told investigators she was walking home from a relative's house just before 5 a.m. when she was approached by a man who asked her for a cigarette. She said the man then asked her a question indicating he thought she was a prostitute. When she explained that she was not a prostitute, the man grabbed her by her wrist, pulled her into an alley, threw her down on a set of steps, and sexually assaulted her.
The suspect, described as a thin black man who is about 5' to 5'4" tall, reportedly fled the area down the alley after the assault. At the time of the attack, he was wearing a dark blue or black zip up hooded sweatshirt with the words "Abercrombie and Fitch" written in white or yellow across it. He also spoke with an accent.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Manchester police at 603-668-8711. Tips can be made anonymously to the Manchester Crimeline at 603-624-4040 or online at manchestercrimeline.org.