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Police Investigate Alleged Sex Offence at Falls Church Target

Police are investigating the report of an alleged sex offense that occurred inside a Target store located at 5115 Leesburg Pike in Falls Church on Tuesday, June 19 shortly before 8 p.m.

070512SuspectargetSurveillance footage of suspect.Police are investigating the report of an alleged sex offense that occurred inside a Target store located at 5115 Leesburg Pike in Falls Church on Tuesday, June 19 shortly before 8 p.m.

Fairfax County police say the victim, a 38-year old Arlington woman was shopping when she felt someone or something touch underneath her skirt, near the back of her thigh. The woman says she turned abruptly and saw a man jump away from her and at the same time, she noticed a bright flash, as from a camera. She says the man turned and walked briskly away. The victim notified Target security immediately and police were contacted. Surveillance video from the store confirms the victim’s account.

The suspect was described as Hispanic, 25 to 35 years old, and 5 feet 5 to 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 155 to 170 pounds. He had dark hair and was wearing light colored slacks, a light colored shirt and white shoes. He was last seen getting into the passenger side of a white box truck.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

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