A 22-year-old woman was robbed then raped by an unknown man in her own home in Old Trafford on November 12 at around 7.30pm.
The offender forced his way into her home and demanded money then raped her at knife point, he held the knife to the woman’s face.
He left the address a short time later and then police were called.
The offender is described as white, aged between 20 and 30 and of medium build with dark hair, he also spoke with a local accent and was wearing a dark hooded top with dark coloured bottoms.
Detective Inspector Carl Gilbert of GMP’s Trafford borough said: “This is an absolutely shocking incident and one that is sure to cause much concern to anybody who hears about what has happened.
“We have increased patrols to provide reassurance to the local community and carry out further enquiries.
“This man forced his way into the address and subjected his victim to a brutal and terrifying rape. We have a team of specially trained officers working to investigate and providing her with support at this difficult time.
“The attacker was completely unknown to the woman and I would ask the people of Old Trafford to please contact the investigation team if they believe they may have seen anything suspicious yesterday evening or in the hours following the rape.”
Anybody with information should contact police on 0161 856 7655 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.