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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- The Alexandria Police Department is searching for a man who grabbed a 19-year-old woman's groin underneath her skirt and then fled in Alexandria, on Monday.

Police said the incident happened in the 5000 block of Dawes Avenue around 2 p.m.

According to authorities, the victim was walking to the Northern Virginia Community College campus when a man came up behind her. The suspect grabbed her groin and then ran away, police said.

Authorities are describing the suspect as a dark skinned man with a beard and mustache. Police said he may be Middle Eastern.

The suspect was in his twenties and is about 5 feet 4 inches tall and has a thin build. At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing a brown shirt, brown shorts, and a black baseball cap, police said.

If you have any information, police ask you to call the Alexandria Police Department at 703-746-6734.

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