CAUGHT ON CAM: Police seek sex assault suspect

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- D.C. police are seeking a sex assault suspect who is sought in possibly related incidents.

Police say the suspect committed a first degree sexual assault while armed/kidnapping on Saturday, March 1 at approximately 11 a.m. in the 700 block of Barnes St., NE. The suspect accosted the victim and walked her across a footbridge.

The description of the suspect is similar to two incidents that occurred on Friday, March 7, police say.

Police received complaints at approximately 7:05 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. from women in the area of 4000 Minnesota Ave., NE. The first victim was exiting the Minnesota Avenue Metro Station tunnel onto the footbridge along the 4000 block where the suspect approached her from behind, told her to follow him and said something to the effect that he would shoot her if she did not follow, police said.

The victim originally began following, before fleeing in the opposite direction, police said. The second victim said the suspect to her to "come here" before briefly following her.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s, standing approximately 5 feet 7 inches, with a slim build, short black hair and a goatee. He was last seen wearing a black skull cap, tan jacket over a gray hooded sweatshirt with a single front pocket, white-washed blue jeans, and black and white Nike Jordan 3 shoes. He may go by the name "Moses."

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. DC Crime Solvers currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for an assault committed in the District of Columbia.


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