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“Assault in Bloomingdale – he continued to hold me after he had my purse, pushed me down into a lower level stairway, and attempted to take off my shirt”

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“Dear PoPville,

I’d like to let everyone that lives in Bloomingdale know that there is an attacker in the area. Unfortunately, he did not just snatch my purse and run, which would be bad enough – he continued to hold me after he had my purse, pushed me down into a lower level stairway, and attempted to take off my shirt. Fortunately, someone passed by at the right moment and heard me yelling, and I escaped with only bruises and scrapes. I hope this guy is caught before he can do anything similar or worse to anyone else, but it is unlikely that the police will be able to catch him from the information I was able to provide as I never got a good look at his face.

The attack happened around 7:15 PM as I was walking home from the Shaw metro station and was on the south side of Seaton NW between 1st and 2nd St. If by any chance anyone sees anything that might be of any help in solving this, please call the DC police tip line at (202) 727-9099.”

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with an Assault with Intent to Commit Sexual Abuse and Robbery that occurred on Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at approximately 7:22 pm, in the 100 block of Seaton Place, Northwest.

The victim was walking in the 100 block of Seaton Place, Northwest, where she was approached by a suspect, who robbed and attempted to sexually assault the victim. The victim sustained minor injuries.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5’9 to 6’0 tall, dark complexion, average to skinny build, wearing black pants, black boots, and a hood over his head and face.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

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