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Midday Sexual Assault Shakes Silver Spring Neighborhood

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — After a 21-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in broad daylight and at knifepoint in a residential area of Silver Spring Thursday, Montgomery County police are searching for a suspect.

Shortly after 2:30 p.m., officers were called to the U.S. Post Office located at 110 University Boulevard W. The victim, an employee of the nearby shopping center, was walking in the neighborhood behind the Post Office during her lunch break when she was approached by a 5-foot-6 black male with a medium build, she told police. He drew a knife and forced her into the backyard of a nearby residence. After he sexually assaulted her, he fled.

Police say the suspect also had gray and black facial hair and had several missing or broken teeth.

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for the assault.

 

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