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Gautier police searching for rape suspect

GAUTIER, MS (WLOX) -

GAUTIER, MS (WLOX) - Gautier police are appealing to the public for help finding a man suspected of raping a woman in her home Saturday.

The victim, who's in her 20s, told police sometime between 5 a.m. and 6 am. Saturday, an armed man broke into her home in the Westgate subdivision in North Gautier, awakened her and raped her.

The woman described her attacker as a black man about 30-years-old with a medium complexion, six feet tall with a heavy build dressed in dark clothing.

Gautier police are asking anyone with information about this crime to call investigators at (228) 497-2486 or Crimestoppers at 1-877-787-5898. You can also text "CSTIP" plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.MSCoastCrimeStoppers.com. All tips will remain confidential.

Gautier police are also urging people in the Westgate neighborhood to be extra cautious, keeping doors and windows locked and to report anyone suspicious right away.

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