WAKE FOREST, N.C. (WNCN) — Wake Forest police are searching for a man with a knife after a woman was stabbed in a botched car theft Monday afternoon.
The entire incident began just after 3 p.m. when police stopped the man for a traffic violation at the Market Shopping Center in the 12000 block of Capital Boulevard/US 1. The man then fled on foot.
The stabbing was reported just before 4 p.m. in the 600 block of N.C. 98/Durham Road, which is near Richland Drive. When police arrived they found a woman who was suffering from a stab wound.
“During the subsequent investigation, officers learned the female was stabbed by a white male who they believe unsuccessfully attempted to steal her vehicle,” a Wake Forest news release said.
Officials said the suspect “should be considered armed and dangerous.”
The man is shirtless or wearing a white tank top and black shorts, officials said.
“Area residents are urged to lock their doors and call 9-1-1 if they see anything suspicious,” Wake Forest spokesman Bill Crabtree said in a news release.