Police release composite of gunman who threatened woman in East Germantown

Police have released a composite sketch of a man wanted for threatening a woman at gunpoint in East Germantown last week.

The 31-year-old victim was in her car on Conlyn Street near Kemble Avenue shortly before 8 o'clock Thursday morning when investigators say the man got into the car with her and brandished a chrome handgun, ordering her to drive. The victim pulled off, and the man told her that he intended to rape her and pulled at her clothing, police said.

Police on Monday released this sketch of a man who held a woman at gunpoint and threatened to rape her in East Germantown on Thursday, Aug. 1. (Philadelphia Police)

A few blocks away, at the intersection of Chew and Chelten avenues, the woman crashed the car and fled her attacker, running to a stopped SEPTA bus for help, police said. She was not physically harmed in the incident.

Her attacker is described as a black man between 19 and 22 years old, 5 feet 7 to 5 feet 10 and 150 to 170 pounds with a light complexion, thin build and short black hair. He wore a black or dark gray hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans.

Tipsters should contact the Special Victims Unit at 215-685-3251, -3252 or -3253.