Two women were sexually assaulted in separate incidents in the Bailey's Crossroads area of Fairfax County earlier this year, police said Wednesday.
According to police, a 28-year-old woman was shopping at the Ross in the 5800 block of Crossroads Center Way around 6 p.m. Jan. 31 when she was approached by a man. The victim told police the suspect was very friendly and spoke to her in Spanish. As she was leaving, the man pulled up in a silver Mercedes Benz and asked her to get in. Once she was inside the car, the suspect locked the doors, drove to a nearby location and sexually assaulted her. Authorities said the woman was able to escape the vehicle.
The suspect is described as a white male with black hair. He was last seen wearing eyeglasses, a dark jacket and white shirt. Police say the suspect may have approached other people.
Two days earlier, a woman was walking in front of the Bob's Furniture Store to a bus stop in the 5800 block of Leesburg Pike when she heard footsteps behind her around 6:30 a.m. Police said she was grabbed and assaulted but was able to flee.
The suspect in this case was described as being 5'8" tall and thin. He was last seen wearing a black mask, orange jacket and black hooded sweatshirt.
Police said the two sexual assaults were unrelated.
Anyone with information is asked to call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131 or contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-8477.