Two young girls were assaulted in Annandale Jan. 5, the Fairfax County Police Department reports.
Two girls, age 11 and 13, were walking in the 7900 block of Charles Thomson Lane, near Americana Drive, around 6:30 p.m., when they were approached by a man. The suspect assaulted one of the girls by inappropriately touching her. He then tried to touch the other girl but she fought him off and he ran away.
The suspect was described as Hispanic, between 30 to 40 years old, 5 feet 4-6 inches tall, with a heavy build, and short black hair. He was wearing a green vest, plaid long-sleeve shirt, and blue jeans.
An extensive search was conducted of the neighborhood with the help of the police helicopter and K9 unit. “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,” the FCPD states.
Anyone with information related to this event is asked to contact the Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800 or submit a tip anonymously through Crime Solvers. Call Crime Solvers at l-866-411-TIPS or text “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES (274637).