Cape Town - Police are searching for a 35-year-old man in connection with an attempted rape in Stellenbosch.

Police spokesman Captain FC van Wyk said the victim was asleep in her home when the incident occurred on January 17.

“At about 10pm, a 26- year-old victim alleges while she was asleep at home in Bassi Street, Kayamandi informal settlement in Stellenbosch, she felt how someone tried to undress her.”

The woman fought off her attacker who bit her finger and fled the scene, said Van Wyk.

Anyone with information can contact Warrant Officer Theo Coetzee on 082 469 1479 or 021 809 9168, or Crime Stop on 08600 10 111.

Cape Argus