LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) – A man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman inside an Alexandria drugstore and attempting to remove her underwear.

Alexandria Police say the incident occurred at a CVS pharmacy located in the 3100 block of Duke Street on Wednesday.

Officers were called to the store around 2:30 p.m. for a report of a man assaulting a woman while they were both inside the pharmacy. Police say the man reached underneath the woman’s skirt and attempted to remove her underwear.

Abayneh Yemer, 25, of Alexandria, was arrested at the scene and has been charged with sexual battery and attempted object sexual penetration. He is being held without bond.

Anyone with information about this incident or the suspect is asked to contact the Alexandria Police Department at 703-746-6191.


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