Police are looking for a man who broke into a 58-year-old woman’s home on Willow Oak Avenue Sunday, raped her and stole one of her checks and her car, a police spokesman said.

The woman was sleeping in her living room when she was awoken at 10:30 p.m. by a man holding a bed sheet, Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said.

The man threw the bed sheet over the woman’s face, put a knife to her chest, forced her into the back bedroom and raped her, McKneely said.

The man then took one of the woman’s checks and her car, a 1995 white four-door Mercury Marquis, McKneely said.

The man was described to police as being black, stocky, and between 5 feet 9 inches and 5 feet 11 inches tall and 220 and 230 pounds, McKneely said. The man was wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about this incident can contact police at (225) 389-3853 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344- STOP or (225) 344-7867.