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Stranger sexually assaults woman

A woman was sexually assaulted Saturday morning by a stranger who broke into her south Fargo apartment, the Fargo Police Department said. The man forced his way in through a sliding glass door on the balcony of the apartment in the 2500 block of ...

A woman was sexually assaulted Saturday morning by a stranger who broke into her south Fargo apartment, the Fargo Police Department said.

The man forced his way in through a sliding glass door on the balcony of the apartment in the 2500 block of 14th Street South, police said.

The balcony's screen door was locked, but the inside patio door was unlocked, said Sgt. Jason Nelson.

The man who escaped was described as a tall and thin black male in his 20s, wearing a dark-colored baseball cap, blue or black jeans, an orange T-shirt and black tennis shoes, police said.

The victim discovered him in the residence between 5:30 and 6 a.m. and managed to flee the apartment after the assault and just before the call was received at 6:24 a.m., police said.

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Desiree Thompson lives in an apartment complex close to where the incident occurred.

"Me, being a woman, it is scary because if you want to come out and smoke a cigarette, you have to worry about that," Thompson said. "That's why I always have my boyfriend with me."

The suspect also took cash from the apartment.

This type of stranger sexual assault is rare in Fargo, police said.

Anyone with information on this subject is asked to call the dispatch center at (701) 235-4493 or Fargo Police Investigations at (701) 241-1405.

Readers can reach Forum reporters J. Shane Mercer at (701) 451-5734 and Kim Winnegge at (701) 241-5509

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