WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Winston-Salem Police are investigating after a report of a woman being assaulted in a car.

Police say the assault happened sometime on June 18 between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. near the Advanced Auto Parts Store on North Patterson Avenue.

According to a release, a passerby reported possibly seeing a woman being attacked by a man inside of a black Nissan Maxima.

The person who reported the crime told police it looked as if the man were punching or stabbing the woman who was seated in the driver's seat.

Police say the man then got out of the car, walked around to the driver's side, pushed the woman into the passenger seat or floor board, got into the driver's seat and drove away.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen this assault to call Winston-Salem Police at Crime Stoppers. That number is 336-727-2800.