Police ask for help in finding man involved in Monday home invasion

Police are seeking help in locating a man involved in a central Las Vegas Valley home invasion.

A man entered a residence near 17th Street and Wengert Avenue where a woman was sleeping about 10: 45 p.m Monday. She awoke to the man, armed with a handgun, demanding money and jewelry, police said.

He is described as a black man in his 20s, about 5 feet 5 inches tall and about 150 pounds. He has black dreadlocks and a cleanshaven face. He was wearing a black hoodie with white lettering at the time of the invasion, police said.

The man attempted to sexually assault the woman, who was able to escape and call police.

He fled the residence in the woman’s white 2006 Dodge Dakota pickup with Nevada license plate 681TZK.

Police said anyone who locates the vehicle should call 911 and not approach it.

They ask that anyone with any information about this incident, or the identity or whereabouts of the suspect, contact Metro’s sexual assault section at 702-828-3421. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555 or on the Internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

Contact Lawren Linehan at llinehan@reviewjournal.com or at 702-383-0391. Find @lawrenlinehan on Twitter.

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