Police investigate possible 16th, 17th incidents involving serial fondler
Composite sketch of serial fondling suspect (Fairfax County Police Department)
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Va. -
Fairfax County Police are investigating two groping incidents to see if they are linked to the case of a serial fondler.
The two most recent incidents, possibly the sixteenth and seventeenth in the series of assaults, happened on Wednesday, January 30th in the Springfield area at 3:10 and 3:35 p.m.
In the first incident, a 30-year-old woman told investigators she was walking south on Dinwiddie Street near Dana Avenue when someone approached from behind her, grabbed and groped her, then fled.
The suspect was described as Hispanic, around 5 feet 6 inches tall, with a neatly trimmed beard and wearing a sweatshirt.
The second incident took place a few blocks away, on Backlick Road near the intersection of Cabin John Road. A 25-year-old woman told police that she was walking south on Backlick Road, underneath the Interstate 495 underpass when she felt someone groping her.
She yelled and the suspect fled.
The suspect in the second incident was also described as Hispanic and around 5 feet 6 inches tall. He wore a black jacket and blue jeans.
The first reported incidents occurred in early September of 2012.