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Leesburg Mall Worker Attacked With Hammer

© Leesburg Today - 07/29/2015

The Leesburg Police Department is searching for a man who attacked Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets store worker with a hammer Tuesday night.

Just after 6:30 p.m. July 28, officers were called to the Polo Ralph Lauren store after an employee reported being assaulted. The victim, an 18-year-old Leesburg man, was assisting the suspect with a clothing purchase and was escorting him to a fitting room. The suspect then struck the employee in the neck with a claw end of a hammer, causing a puncture wound. The suspect fled the store and ran toward the parking lot.

The store clerk was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital and was listed in stable condition Wednesday morning.

The hammer was recovered at the scene.

The suspect is described as a white man in his early 20s. He is 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 155 to 165 pounds. He was wearing tan shorts, dark socks, brown shoes, a green and orange plaid shirt and a green and white hat with a white emblem on the front of it and sunglasses.

Investigators ask that anyone with information about the case or may have witnessed this assault, call 703-771-4500. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-TIPS (8477). The department can also receive information by text message Text LPDTIP plus your message to 274637.

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