Detectives Investigate Attempted Sexual Assault in Rockville
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Attempted Sexual Assault in Rockville
Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division, Homicide-Sex Section are investigating an assault that occurred yesterday evening in the area of Veirs Mill Road and Twinbrook Parkway.
At approximately 7:10 p.m., police received a call for an attempted sexual assault that had just occurred. Officers from the 1st District, Rockville City Police, and Maryland – National Capital Park Police responded to the shoulder of Veirs Mill Road just below Twinbrook Parkway.
The preliminary investigation revealed that between 6:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., the 20-year-old female victim was walking along Veirs Mill Road toward Aspen Hill Road from Twinbrook Parkway when she was approached from behind by an unknown male. The suspect attempted to initiate a conversation with the victim, but the victim continued walking. The suspect than grabbed the victim and attempted to pull her into a wooded area. She was able to escape and call police from a safe location. The victim was not injured during the assault.
The responding units, including a K-9 team, searched the area, but could not locate the suspect.
Suspect Still at Large
The victim described her attacker as a Hispanic male, between 30 - 40 years old, 5’1” tall, with a medium build. He was wearing a dark, tan jacket, a red shirt, and a baseball cap.
This attack occurred on the shoulder of Veirs Mill Road during a time of high traffic volume. Detectives believe passing motorists may have witnessed the assault. Anyone who has information about this crime and/or the suspect involved is asked to call the Homicide/Sex Section at 240-773-5070.
Those who wish to remain anonymous should call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or at 240-773-TIPS (8477). Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information provided to them that leads to the arrest and/or indictment of the person responsible for this crime. Anonymous tips can also be provided by typing “MCPD” plus the tip on a cell phone or PDA and texting it to 274637 (CRIMES).
Type “MCPD” plus the tip on your cell phone or PDA and text it to 274637 (CRIMES). The text message is encrypted and an alias is generated, masking the identity of the sender from the police. The police have no way of determining the user’s identity. An anonymous 2 way dialogue is possible with investigators.
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