Police investigating sexual assault that happened near ASU's Downtown Phoenix campus

PHOENIX (FOX 10) -- Officials with Phoenix Police and ASU Police have released details surrounding a sexual assault incident that happened near ASU's Downtown Phoenix campus.

The incident, according to a statement released by Phoenix Police, happened at some point between 6:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.n. on March 4. The victim, identified as a woman, was walking from a park in the area of Central Avenue to Van Buren to a convenience store in the area. At that time, the woman was approached by a male suspect, and as the two began to talk, she was struck in the head and fell unconscious.

The victim, according to Phoenix Police, woke up several hours later and found that she had been sexually assaulted. In addition, her cell phone and other personal items were stolen. The woman then borrowed a phone from a passerby and called a family member to pick her up, and she reported the incident to police the following afternoon.

Phoenix Police officials say it is unknown exactly where the incident happened, possibly due to the victim being struck in the head. Police, however, did say a financial card from the victim was found in 500 block of N. Central Avenue.

There is no information to link the incident to Arizona State University's Downtown Phoenix campus, according to Phoenix Police, and ASU Police officials say the victim is not affiliated with ASU.

Other than the suspect being a man, Phoenix Police have no further description of the suspect.

Anyone with information should leave an anonymous tip by calling Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. Spanish speakers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Testigo Silencioso at 480-TESTIGO.

Si tiene alguna información sobre este caso, llame a la línea de Testigo Silencioso (480-TESTIGO, 480-837-8446).

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