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Woman forced to hand cash to rapist
Woman forced to hand cash to rapist

A Beeliar mother who was raped in her home while her children slept this week was forced to drive her attacker to the ATM to give him cash, police said today.

Revealing further details of the sex assault, which is the third by a stranger in Perth in the past month, police said the woman was forced to drive the man a short distance to the ATM after the attack and told to withdraw cash and hand it to him.

The man forced the woman to drive back to her home before fleeing the area.

The family was asleep when the man broke in through a window of their home and sexually assaulted the 36-year-old mother.

It is understood the woman's husband works away and police believe the ordeal could have lasted up to an hour.

Police have also released an identikit image of the man, who is described as being about 172cm tall, 20 to 25 years old with dark brown skin, short cropped black hair, a very slim build, a goatee beard and brown eyes. He was wearing a navy t-shirt, cargo shorts, white socks and shoes. The victim was unable to describe his nose area.

The attack has prompted police to urge members of the public to ramp up home security.

"People relax their security in the warmer months, leaving doors and windows open or unlocked,
which gives offenders the opportunity to commit offences," police said in a statement.

Those with information are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.