Community Tip Leads to Arrest  

Franconia Police District – Detectives have arrested a 34-year-old man following a tip from a community member. Fairfax County police put out a call for help on Tuesday in identifying the man responsible for assaulting a woman and exposing himself earlier that day.

Last night detectives arrested Gamal Mohamed Osman of Alexandria and charged him with sexual battery and indecent exposure. Osman was taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and released on bond.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who has information about this crime and anyone who may have had unlawful contact with Osman. Tipsters are asked to 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 victim is receiving appropriate resources and assistance.    

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(Originally published on October 12, 2021)

Officers Seek Community Help Identifying Man Who Exposed Himself

Franconia Police District – Officers from our Franconia Police District are asking for the community’s help identifying a man believed to be responsible for exposing himself and assaulting a woman. Officers responded at 5:22 p.m. yesterday to the Target located at 6600 Springfield Mall for the report of a man who assaulted the victim inside the store.  

Preliminarily, officers determined a man approached the victim from behind, exposed himself and made physical contact with her. The victim pushed the man back and he ran away. Officers conducted an extensive search of the area and did not locate the suspect. Surveillance footage of the incident was recovered from Target. The suspect is described as a black man, 6’2’’, slim build, last seen wearing glasses, mustache, blue shirt, and wind breaker pants. 

Detectives would like anyone who may have had contact with him to please call officers at the Franconia District Station at 703-922-0889. 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. 

For ongoing updates, please read our blog and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @FairfaxCountyPD.