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Montgomery Co. police release video of person of interest in Silver Spring rape case

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 5:19am  ET

WASHINGTON - Montgomery County police have released a video of a person of interest in a rape that occurred in Silver Spring last Friday.

Police say the victim left her apartment in the 8300 block of Garland Avenue around 10:45 p.m. to throw out the trash.

While she was outside, the suspect grabbed her from behind, forced her to the ground and pulled her to a concealed area.

The suspect, who was wearing a ski mask, threatened the woman with a weapon and raped her.

He later fled on foot. Police and K9 officers were unable to track down the suspect.

He is described as white or Hispanic, between 5-feet-8-inches tall and 6-feet tall, with brown eyes.

Police have identified a woman as a person of interest in the case and tracked her to a retail store where she made bought something.

The video released by police shows the woman leaving the store and getting into a car.

Police would like to speak to the woman.

Anyone with information about this crime, or the female or vehicle in the video, is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), can text Crime Solvers by texting "CRIMES" (274637) followed by MCPD plus crime tip, or enter a tip online.

Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this felony crime.

Below is video of the person of interest:

Below is video of the vehicle the person of interest was seen getting into:

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