Halifax police are looking for a suspect after a man entered a woman’s home in Dartmouth and allegedly raped her early Saturday morning.

Halifax Regional Police were called to a home in the 0-100 block of Pondicherry Crescent in the Woodlawn area of Dartmouth at 5:26 a.m. on Saturday.

Police said a woman called 911 after a man she didn’t know snuck into her home and forced her to have sex with him.

The woman told police what happened and was taken to Dartmouth General Hospital where she was examined and later released.

Members of the Forensic Identification Section and the Major Crimes Unit spent the day processing the evidence and interviewing the victim.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian man, 40 to 45 years old, about six feet one inch tall, over 220 pounds with short dark hair. The victim told police he spoke with a growly voice.

Staff Sgt. Bill Morris said public safety is everyone's business.

"If you see something suspicious, contact the police. Most crimes that occur have witnesses but people don’t know they’re witnesses. So, you know, if you see something and you believe it to be suspicious or something that you see and it is a crime, call the police," he said.