There have been two sexual assaults recently not too far from Annandale.
On Sunday, Aug. 19, a 5-year-old girl was assaulted in Lincolnia between 7 and 8 p.m. According to a news release from the Mason District Police Station, the girl was playing in the area of Lachine Drive and Manitoba Drive when a man took her into the basement of a nearby building on the 4900 block of Manitoba Drive and sexually assaulted her.
The suspect was described as Hispanic, medium height, average to heavy build, black hair and wearing a white, long-sleeve button-down shirt and dark pants.
On the same day, at around 11 p.m., a 19-year-old woman was attacked in the 7600 block of Lee Highway in Merrifield. The woman was walking along Lee Highway when a man approached and displayed a knife. He forced her into some nearby brush and sexually assaulted her.
The suspect in that incident was described as a short Hispanic man in his 30s with short black hair and wearing a black T-shirt and jeans.
Anyone with information on either crime should contact Crime Solvers by phone, 866/411-TIPS/8477, text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637, or call Fairfax County Police at 703/691-2131.