2 woman assaulted in Hyattsville

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Hyattsville City police say they are investigating two recent assaults on female pedestrians.

The first assault happened on July 10 in the 2000 block of Jamestown Road. Police say a woman was walking from the West Hyattsville Metro Station when the suspect approached her from behind and demanded her cell phone.

Police say the suspect tried to pull the woman into a nearby wooded area. She struggled and the suspect fled, according to police.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 20-25 years old, 5" 8" wearing black pants, red shirt and white hat.

The second assault happened on July 23 in the 3900 Block of Hamilton Street. Police say a woman was walking on the sidewalk when the suspect jumped out of the woods and asked "What's up?". We're told the suspect then grabbed the woman by her shirt, threw her to the ground and began to rip off her clothing.

Police say the woman screamed for help and was able to escape after a brief struggle. The suspect fled into the woods.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 30-35 years old, 5'8" tall, 170 lbs, with short black hair and dark brown eyes. He was wearing a black t-shirt with a pocket on the left breast, blue jeans, and black and gray Nike shoes.

Anyone with information on either of these incidents is urged to call the Hyattsville City Police at: 301-985-5060.


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