Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Homicide/Sex Section are investigating a sexual assault that occurred yesterday in Silver Spring.
Yesterday, at approximately 2:37 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the U.S. Post Office located at 110 University Boulevard W. for a report of a sexual assault that had just occurred. Investigation revealed that the victim, a 21-year-old employee of the nearby shopping center, was walking in the neighborhood behind the Post Office during her lunch break when she was approached by a male subject. The male produced a knife and forced the victim into the backyard of a nearby residence. He then sexually assaulted the victim and fled from the area.
The suspect is described a black male, 5’6″ tall, with a medium build. He had gray and black facial hair and had several missing or broken teeth. No further description is available at this time.
Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this sexual assault to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240-773-5070. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or leave a Crime Solvers tip here. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this felony crime.