WASHINGTON – A 27-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in her Centreville, Va. home over the weekend, and police are asking for the public’s help in catching the suspect.
Authorities say the victim was asleep in her bed around 3 a.m. when she was woken up by a man sexually assaulting her. She fought him off, and the suspect fled on foot, police say.
Electronic equipment had also been stolen. Officials say the man likely entered the women’s home through an unlocked door.
The man is described as possibly Hispanic, approximately 25 to 35 year old and about 5-feet-7-inches tall. He has a medium build and was wearing a dark hooded sweater and dark pants.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-8477, e-mail Fairfax County police or text “TIP187″ plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax police at 703-691-2131.
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