Detectives Investigate Burglary and Sexual Battery in Falls Church
Mason Police District – Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Sex Crimes Squad continue to investigate after a woman was sexually assaulted during an early morning burglary in Falls Church. Officers responded at 5:10 a.m. to the 6000 block of Knollwood Drive for the report of a man inside of an apartment. Officers determined two men entered the unsecured, occupied apartment. One of the men went into a bedroom where the victim was sleeping. The victim woke to the man sexually assaulting her. The man punched the victim, then the two men ran from the apartment.
Officers along with our canine units and helicopter conducted an extensive search of the area, but the two men were not located. Detectives responded to assume the investigation, and a canvass of the neighborhood was conducted. At this time, both suspects are described as 18-year-old Hispanic men, one with long curly hair and both wearing dark jackets and dark pants. Detectives continue to investigate to gather a more comprehensive description of the suspects involved and search the area for potential surveillance footage.
Detectives are asking anyone with information about the crime or the suspects to please call our Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 3. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), by text – Type “FCCS” plus tip to 847411, and by web – Click HERE. Download our Mobile tip411 App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars if their information leads to an arrest. If you would like to be contacted by a detective, please provide your contact information.
Victim specialists from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Victim Services Division have been assigned to ensure that the victims are receiving appropriate resources and assistance.
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