Police say a woman was sexually assaulted, stabbed and robbed at an apartment complex in North Austin. Fortunately, the victim is going to be okay. Authorities are still searching for her attacker.
Police say a woman was walking through the Churchill Crossing apartment complex when she was attacked early Saturday morning.
"Now I have to be very careful... getting out of my car, getting in and all that kind of stuff. I mean, this is really scary," says Elena Rodriguez, resident.
This happened around 4:30 a.m. The woman says the man asked for money, then pulled her to a secluded area where police say he sexually assaulted her. Then he reportedly stabbed her before taking off with her phone. Elena Rodriguez lives there and says apartment management hasn't told residents a thing.
"We're surprised they didn't let us know what really happened around here and I don't know why. We heard the whole thing through you guys and the police that came to talk to us but nobody else has been telling us anything," says Rodriguez.
Also on Thermal Drive, next to the complex, is an elementary school.
"I mean, we're located right next to a school zone so it's just hard, it's tragic but you really have to watch your kids, for certain. Like, we don't have any gates here and it's terrifying," says Cordell Thomas, resident.
The Travis County Sheriff's Office is hoping to track down the suspect quickly. He is described as a light-complected black man, around 5-feet-6-inches tall, approximately 30 years old, medium build,with straight hair and a goatee. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue jeans and a brown jacket.
"Carry your mace, carry your taser and that's what you've got to do," says Thomas.
Apartment management says they couldn't comment on the situation but they said they are working to notify residents.