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Chattanooga Police increase patrols in search of North Shore rape suspect

Chattanooga police say extra patrol cars are roaming the North Shore area looking for an accused rapist. (Image: WTVC)

Chattanooga police say extra patrol cars are roaming the North Shore area looking for an accused rapist.

Officers say that victim was sleeping in her home when a man climbed through her window and assaulted her.

Susan Brock lives just up the street from Coolidge park on the North Shore.

She says her son-in-law told her about the rape reported nearby.

"It was concerning," she said.

Kimberly Belts was also eating lunch in the park on Monday afternoon. We showed both women the police report.

It says the victim was sleeping when a man came through her window Saturday morning.

"So, that's all the information we have?" Belts asked.

The Newschannel 9 Skycam shows the area the assault happened in, but we can't pinpoint the exact neighborhood.

That something both Belts and Brock say they'd feel better knowing.

"I was wondering where it was. It's kind of sketchy," Brock said. When NewsChannel 9 asked the exact location or even a street name, CPD told us there was "no other information" they could release, in order to protect the victim.

"It's them just saying they need help," Belts said looking at CPD's reply.

It's hard to help though, Belts says, when the only information she has is that the suspect may be a white or Hispanic man.

"That's not enough evidence to go upon because that could be anybody," she said.

For Brock that means the coming days will be filled with focus on her surroundings and her safety.


According to police, there haven't been any other similar reports of assaults in the area.

Back in July, police say a woman was shot and killed at Renaissance Park on the North Shore.

On Tuesday, the CPD defended the amount of information it has released about the case.

Depend on us to keep you posted.

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