SAVANNAH, GA (October 2, 2016): The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Special Victims Unit is investigating a sexual assault that occurred at approximately 2 a.m., Oct. 2, in the 100 block of West 51st Street.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5-feet, 3-inches tall, with a strong athletic build. He has a close shaved haircut, no facial hair, and he was wearing a fishing hat at the time of the assault. He was last seen driving an older model Ford Taurus.

The male victim was attacked from behind as he walked home from a local convenience store. After escaping his attacker, the victim called police before being transported to Candler Hospital for treatment.

This case remains under investigation. Anyone with any information should contact the SCMPD tip line by dialing (912) 525-3124.

Information may also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.