POSTED: Friday, May 3, 2013 - 12:15pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 9:52am
NEW ORLEANS, LA (NBC33) — Police are searching for a cab driver who is suspected of raping a woman early Thursday morning, officials say.
The New Orleans Police Department reports that the incident occurred at roughly 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 2. We’re told it happened in the 7600 block of Plum Street near Tulane University.
Officials say a 20-year-old woman got into a cab and the driver pulled over at some point and sexually assaulted her. No further details were provided regarding the how the attack occurred or how the victim escaped.
Police are actively searching for the driver, who is described as a Middle-Eastern man, about 40 years old, roughly 5’9” tall, has a muscular build, and no facial hair.
If you know anything about this incident, call Crime Stoppers at (504) 822-1111.