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Police Investigate Assault in Annandale Area

Detectives Investigating After Two Girls Assaulted in Annandale

Fairfax County Police Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau are currently investigating an assault that occurred yesterday evening in the 7900 block of Charles Thomson Lane in Annandale, Virginia around 630.  Two girls, 11 and 13, were walking in the area when they were approached by a man.

The suspect then assaulted one of the girls by inappropriately touching her.  He then tried to touch the other girl but she fought him off, and the suspect ran away.  An extensive search was conducted of the neighborhood with the help of our helicopter and K9 unit.

The suspect was described as Hispanic, between 30 to 40 years old, 5’4” to 5’6” tall, with a heavy build, and short black hair.  He was wearing a green vest, plaid long sleeve shirt, and blue jeans.  Community members can expect to see an increase in officers in that neighborhood as we try to identify the suspect and obtain any information related to the case.  Anyone with information related to this event is asked to contact our Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800.

Tips can be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by visiting, or calling 1-866-411-TIPS. They can also be sent in via text by texting “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES (274637). Text STOP to 274637 to cancel, or HELP to 274637 for help. Message and data rates may apply. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1000 if their information leads to an arrest.

Lee Hernly, Editor
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