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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City Police detectives are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with the attempted rape of a 16-year-old girl.

Last Sunday at 3:50 p.m., police responded to a call about an attempted rape in the 3700 block of N.E. 36th St.

Police said, a teen girl found herself alone in an alley behind a strip mall.

The girl told authorities a stranger approached and assaulted her.

“She noticed a¬†white pickup truck pull up in the area and a black male get out of the truck. He ended up holding her down and sexually assaulting her. He eventually fled in the truck.” Oklahoma City Police Sergeant Jennifer Wardlow said.

According to the police report, the suspect “pushed the victim in the chest” and “wrapped his arms” around her.

The report states, “she was screaming and trying to push him away.”

Also, “he used his right hand to pull the victim’s shorts and underwear down her legs.”

“We do know this suspect is a very dangerous person. We know what he has done to this one person. We want to get him off the street before he can do this to anyone else.” Sgt. Wardlow said.

Workers at a nearby salon had no idea about the dangerous suspect on the loose.

They are warning young female co-workers about safety in numbers.

Police released a composite sketch of the suspect.

Based on the victim’s description, the suspect is in his 40s, approximately 5’8″, 220 lbs. with short black hair and a full gray and black beard.

Oklahoma City Police are offering a reward for any information that leads to an arrest.