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Detroit — Police are looking for a man who assaulted a teen-age girl in an alley on the city’s west side.

Ofc. Adam Medera said Sunday the suspect approached the 18-year-old about 6:45 p.m. Dec. 18 as she was leaving a grocery story at Beechwood and Tireman. He had what appeared to be a sawed-off shotgun with something wrapped around the barrel.

The man, described as in his mid-20s, 6-foot-1, slim build and wearing a goatee, forced the girl into a nearby alley and sexually assaulted her.

The teen-age was able to eventually escape and ran away. Madera said the suspect was wearing a black coat with red trim.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Sex Crimes Unit at (313) 596-1950.

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