A man who sexually assaulted a woman inside her apartment last month is on the loose.  Sergeant Derek Elmore with Silent Witness says a man hid out in a Phoenix apartment off 27th Avenue and Glendale and sexually assaulted a woman at knife-point.  When the woman’s partner attempted to stop the assault,

the suspect sliced her hand to the bone.  After the assault, the suspect offered up a very disturbing message to the women.  Elmore says the man whispered in the woman’s ear, “now you both have a baby, bless it and take care of it.”  Elmore goes on to say those eerie words are the keys to solving this crime.  The “person of interest” is a black man, clean-cut, in his late 20’s to mid 30’s with a medium build.  He was seen in surveillance video in the area wearing a blue striped hoodie that zippers in the front and faded jeans.  Anyone with information is asked to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

Kris Dugan