LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL) -- Lafayette Police have released a sketch of a man they believe is responsible for an alleged sexual assault in the parking lot of the Acadiana Mall.

Lafayette Police Cpl. Paul Mouton said in Dec. 26 that the victim was sitting in her vehicle when a man opened her door and pointed a gun at her. The victim told investigators that she was forced into the back seat where she was sexually assaulted.

At the time, the suspect was described as a white male in his mid-forties. He was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, cowboy boots, black sunglasses, and he had black/gray spikey hair and a short beard.

If you have any information, you're urged to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232--TIPS.

Police sketch