Possible serial robber asking women to strip

STERLING, Va. (WUSA9) -- Investigators in Loudoun County are on the lookout for a possible serial robber who is targeting women and demanding they take their clothes off.

Detectives say there have been four incidents in the county that appear to be alike, with similar descriptions of the suspect.

WUSA9's Surae Chinn talked with one of the female victims, a 21-year-old who doesn't want to be identified.

"He made me sit on the curb and he had a gun pointed to my head," the victim said.

She was coming home from work when a man greeted her with a gun, and then told her to strip down.

"He was making me remove my coat, then my top. He made me stand up, turn around and had the gun pointed at the back of my head and told me to take my pants off and that's when I said I wasn't going to let this happen and I ran as fast as I could," the victim said.

The woman's boyfriend says he grabbed his gun and tried to run after the crook.

A short time later, on the same day, police believe the same man tried to rob a woman in the 10200 block of McKean Court in Lowes Island, several miles from the first incident. The woman was unloading groceries at the time. The man with a gun didn't get away with anything because the woman screamed and he ran off.

Both incidents occurred on Dec. 29.

Last week, two women in separate incidents were targeted at an apartment complex next to Dulles Town Center mall. On Valentine's Day, a man with a gun told a woman to take her coat off and hand over her wallet.

A woman coming home on Feb. 9 was robbed at gunpoint. From that incident, detectives were able make a composite sketch. The description is similar in all four cases. The man was seen driving a small burgundy or red colored car.

"It was scary. That night I didn't sleep. The first thing I did was check on my daughters. I saw the cops. It was really, really frightening," Sandra Florez said.

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is working with neighboring jurisdictions to see if they've had similar cases. They're also asking the public to come forward if they are witnesses to any of these incidents and have not yet talked with authorities.


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