Alexandria Police are investigating what they are calling "a sexual assault" that occurred Tuesday afternoon near the intersection of North Van Dorn Street and Sanger Avenue, according to a news release from police.
At about 4:10 p.m., a 13-year-old girl was walking from a bus stop. She was approached from behind and groped by an unknown male. There were two witnesses to the incident who confronted the suspect. The suspect then fled.
The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male approximately 5’5” to 5’8” with slicked back hair, a thin mustache and tattoos on both arms.
No word on whether police might link the incident to the Springfield groper. In that case, a man has reportedly groped 24 women in the Springfield area but was never caught.
The investigation of Tuesday's incident is ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Section at (703) 746-6711. Detectives remind witnesses that they can remain anonymous.