Arlington County Police are investigating whether two assaults on women over the weekend are related to a sex assault a couple of blocks from police headquarters about a week ago.
About 8:45 p.m. Friday a woman running on the Washington and Old Dominion Trail was approached by a man and thrown to the ground, police said. She screamed and the man fled. She described the attacker as a Hispanic man in his 20s standing about 5-foot-6, weighing about 140 pounds and wearing long gray shorts with a belt and no shirt.
Before 11:30 p.m. Saturday a 25-year-old woman was walking home in the 4300 block of North Pershing Drive when she was pushed to the ground from behind and touched inappropriately, police said. He fled when she bit his hand. He was described as Hispanic, 5-feet to 5-feet-3 inches tall, with black hair and a mustache. He wore a gray T-shirt and jeans.
Police already were investigating a sex assault from the previous weekend in which a woman was pushed into bushes by a man a couple blocks from police headquarters. He was trying to put his hands in her pants when she kicked him in the groin and away from him, police said. She described him as a boyish and clean-cut Hispanic man in his 20s. He stood about 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8, weighed 150-175 pounds and wore a white tank top and dark pants.
Police are not saying the same man is responsible but are warning the public due to the similarities in the cases and because they are spread out through Arlington.