Police: Sex assault suspect has distinctive 'smell'

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Police said officers are searching for a sex assault suspect who broke into a woman's southeast Atlanta apartment and raped her. 

It happened May 31 at one of the units in the Colonial Square apartments off Old Hapeville Road and Cleveland Avenue SW, just east of Interstate 75.

Investigators handed out fliers with a sketch of the suspect and posted the fliers at Atlanta area businesses. 

Police said on May 31, between 4 and 5 a.m., the man entered into the apartment through an open door and window, and sexually assaulted the woman. She described that the man had a distinct "smell," and officers suspect the man could be homeless. 

The man is described as having worn a fitted cap with a red top and white brim, dark-colored shirt, jeans, and red and white Nike shoes. He also has a tattoo on his left arm and is missing one or both front teeth.

Anyone who may recognize the man is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS. Tipsters can remain anonymous and receive a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest.