Originally created 08/11/00

Police search for attacker



The Richmond County Sheriff's Department is looking for a man who broke into a home off 9th Street Thursday afternoon and assaulted a teen-age girl.

A dark-skinned man wearing a black fisherman's hat forced his way through a side door of a house on Spruce Street at about 3 p.m., according to Investigator William Walker. He has a bad complexion, bushy hair and a scraggly black beard with touches of gray, he said.

The girl was alone in the house at the time and was attacked. The man made off with some miscellaneous items from the home but nothing of significant value, police said.

The attacker is described as being 30 to 40 years old, and between 5-feet, 9-inches and 6-feet. He was also wearing a gray T-shirt and off-white pants.

Anyone with information about the incident should call the Sheriff's department at 821-1080.