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SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- Officials are looking for a suspect in connection to a rape case in Maryland.

The incident happened on December 13 on the 8300 block of Garland Avenue around 10:45 p.m. when the victim went outside her apartment complex to throw the trash. That's when the suspect grabbed her, forced her to the ground and sexually assaulted her.

The suspect is described as a'white or Hispanic male, approximately 5'08? to 6'00? tall, with brown eyes. He was wearing a ski mask and had a weapon, police said.

During the investigation, officials have said they would like to speak to a female suspect who was seen purchasing something at a retail store.

Anyone with information should call Police at 240-773-5070.

You can also see the female suspect leave in the vehicle below: