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Alexandria Police Investigate Assault on Jogger in Del Ray

Alexandria Police are investigating an assault that occurred Monday, November 21, at 6:00 A.M. in the 200 block of E. Del Ray Avenue.  A female was jogging when she was grabbed from behind by a man.  The suspect inappropriately touched the victim.  She screamed and the suspect pushed her to the ground and fled on foot.  He was last seen running towards Mount Vernon Avenue.  The suspect is described as an unknown race male wearing a black puffy, thigh length coat, a black skull cap and dark pants.

Anyone with information about this incident or who might have been in the area is asked to call Detective Kevin Thomas at 703.746.6273 or the Criminal Investigations Section at 703.746.6711.

Detectives would like to remind witnesses that they can remain anonymous.

The Alexandria Police Department would like to remind joggers to remember these important safety tips while out running:

o Avoid running with headphones
o Run in well lit areas
o Try and run with a partner when possible
o Keep a cell phone with you at all times
o Let people know what routes you plan to take.

For more information please call the Public Information Office at 703.746.6600.