Sketch released of weekend robbery suspect
A composite sketch has been released of a man believed to have assaulted two women this weekend in Sterling.
The first attack happened at 5 a.m. May 31 on the 2100 block of Stanford Square. According to a report from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, a 52-year-old woman was on her way to a friend's home when a man knocked on her car window, opened the door and demanded money. The suspect then ordered the woman out of the car and told her to take off her pants, sexually assaulting the woman. He fled when he heard the woman's friend.
Just 30 minutes later, a 62-year-old woman was attacked on the 1200 block of East Severn Way, less than 2 miles from the site of the first incident. A suspect tried to grab the woman's purse, and after a brief struggle, the assailant hit the woman in the head with a handgun. The man was able to flee the area with the woman's purse.
In both instances, the suspect is described as a black man in his late 20s. The first woman described him as around 6 feet tall, while the second woman identified him as 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall. Both women say he was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses, with the hood up to conceal his face.
The robberies are similar to a series of cases that occurred in December and February in the Sterling area, including two in Stanford Square. A total of four women reported being accosted during those two months.
Be the first to post a comment!
Post a commentCommenting is not available in this channel entry.
Comments express only the views of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of this website or any associated person or entity. Any user who believes a message is objectionable can contact us at [email protected].
- EDITORIAL: Closed meeting for ‘open’ discussion brings shame on Leesburg Council
- Marchers brave cold, rain for MLK event in D.C.
- Leesburg man found guilty of second-degree murder for 2016 stabbing
- Loudoun residents develop a palate for gourmet donuts
- Deputy FBI director, an Ashburn resident, connected to IG review of the bureau, Justice Department
|The Loudoun Times-Mirror
is an interactive, digital replica
of the printed newspaper.Click here for all e-editions.