A woman was attacked in her home and police in Florence are searching for the suspect. Police say the victim was a student the University of North Alabama.
Police say it happened at a Florence apartment complex early Monday morning. A man broke into one of the units then sexually abused the female victim, stole her purse and left the scene.
UNA student Alexa Turner says because of the crime she is being more cautious. "I am fearful because if it could happen to another girl, it could happen to me," she says.
Turner's friend and classmate Anna Hinson is also worried and wants the suspect brought to justice. "I think he should be punished for what he did. Its just not right to go into someone's home and take their stuff and violate them," says Hinson.
Investigators say this was the fourth home invasion crime involving a female victim this year in Florence. Authorities believe the cases are connected.