Police release sketch of Fairfax Co. burglary, assault suspect

WASHINGTON — Police have released a composite sketch they hope will help lead them to the man who broke into an Alexandria-area home over the weekend and sexual assaulted a 51-year-old woman.

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Police say the suspect is in his mid-20s and possibly Hispanic. (Courtesy Fairfax County Police Department)

The woman was awakened around 2 a.m. Saturday by the man who entered her home in the 8400 block of Blankenship Street.

Police say the suspect threatened and sexually assaulted her and then fled. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Fairfax County police are looking for a man in his early to mid-20s who is possibly Hispanic. He is between 5 feet, 2 inches to 5 feet, 5 inches tall with a small build — between 120 to 130 pounds.

The man also is described as being clean-shaven with short black hair. He was wearing a black jacket and carrying a large black backpack at the time of the crime.

Officers and detectives returned to the neighborhood Monday afternoon to hand out flyers featuring the composite sketch of the suspect.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at 1-866-411-8477. A cash reward is being offered.

Below is a map with the location near the burglary and assault:

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