Man sought in Northeast groping and knifepoint assault

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Police are looking for a suspect wanted in two incidents that occurred in Northeast — a groping that occurred on April 6, and an assault at knifepoint and attempted sexual assault that happened on Thursday.

On April 6 around 10 a.m., the victim was walking in the 100 block of Kenilworth Avenue in Northeast, when the suspect groped her from behind, fled, returned to grope her again, and fled a final time.

On April 15 around 6:30 a.m., the victim was walking in the 200 block of 34th street, Northeast. The suspect, armed with a knife, grabbed her from behind with the intent of sexually assaulting her. She resisted, and he fled the scene.

In both offenses, the suspect has been described as a black male, 5’5”-5’8” in height, slim build, 20-30 years old, with a dark complexion. He was wearing a black jacket with green coloring on the sleeves, dark colored pants and red/white/black shoes.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099.  Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for any crime committed in the District of Columbia.