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Cordova rape, robbery suspect caught using victim's credit card

(WMC-TV) - Memphis Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man wanted for robbing and raping a woman in her Cordova neighborhood.

The suspect was later caught on camera with the victim's credit card.

"You think you live in a peaceful neighborhood and you hear things like that," said neighbor Laura May.  "It just shatters your image."

Neighbors Donna Anderson and Laura May like to walk at night in the Cordova neighborhood where the rape was reported.

"I don't want to walk by myself, because she and I are always walking at night," said Anderson.  "I will make a point not to do that because she is going out of town."

Investigators said the man raped the woman early one morning in June.  He held a knife to her while he robbed her.

Police said the man took a credit card from the woman.  Surveillance camera video taken in July shows a man police said used the credit card at various locations in Cordova.

The suspect is described as between 5'10" and 6'2" and weighing 180 to 200 pounds with a thin beard.

The sex crimes bureau of the Memphis Police Department is handling the investigation.  If you know anything that can help police, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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