Second Sexual Assault in Alexandria Neighborhood

Police looking into whether assaults are related

Friday, Dec 9, 2011  |  Updated 8:56 PM EDT
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Second Sexual Assault in Alexandria Neighborhood

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Police in Alexandria, Va., are searching for a man who sexually assaulted a woman Thursday night in the Del Ray neighborhood.

The assault happened on Little Street near the intersection of East Maple Avenue just after 9 p.m.  According to police, a woman was walking home from work.  A man grabber her from behind and touched her inappropriately. The man ran off after the woman screamed. 

Police are looking into whether this assault is related to another one on a female jogger on Nov. 21.  That attack happened early in the morning on East Del Ray Avenue.

Police said they are increasing patrols in the neighborhood.

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