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Prince George's County Police search for a suspect in a robbery and assault case that happened in Hyattsville on Oct. 29, Photo by Jim Davis
Published on: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
By Jim Davis, Special to the Sentinel
An adult male attempted to sexually assault one women and then minutes later.
rob two teenager and assault another women Tuesday afternoon near Prince George 's Plaza in Hyattsville.
The two incidents occurred near Belcrest and Adelphi Roads just after 1:00 p.m. said police officials.
According to Prince George's County spokesperson Julie Parker, in the first incident a man with a handgun approached two women in their 20s.leaving an apartment building, [the victims] walked passed a man, who then turned and followed them into the woods,"
"He attempted to rob them and began sexually assaulting one of the women. At that point, he heard sounds in the woods, which scared him, and he took off running.""A few minutes later, at about a few 100 yards away, he came across another group of people -- two males and one female," Parker continued. "He robbed that group and sexually assaulted one of the females in that group. Once again, he fled." said Parker
Authorities say the second group approached by the suspect was teenagers.
The victims have been taken to area hospitals and are speaking with detectives.
Officers and K-9 units have been searching the area for the suspect.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, around 30 years old, 5’6” to 5’10” tall with a slim build. He was last seen wearing camouflage pants and a red baseball cap with black or blue brim.
Parker said if anyone with information is urged to call the CID Sexual Assault Unit at (301) 772-4908. Callers can remain anonymous by calling CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).