LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Police fear a suspected serial groper’s assaults are growing more brazen following an incident inside an Alexandria store Thursday afternoon.
A 31-year-old woman says she was grabbed by a man at about 3 p.m. while shopping inside a HomeGoods store in the Kingstowne Center.
Despite an apparent change in modus operandi, Fairfax County Police spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell says detectives are confident the incident is connected to the series of assaults in the Springfield area.
The other assaults all have occurred outdoors while the women are alone. Police said this is the first such attack that took place indoors with other people nearby.