Woman Sexually Assaulted, Robbed in Dumpster at Springfield Shopping Center: Police

A woman was forced into a dumpster behind a shopping center in Springfield, Virginia, where police say she was robbed and sexually assaulted.

Police said the 40-year-old woman was walking alone behind Commerce Plaza in the 7000 block of Commerce Street when she was attacked by a man.

The suspect is still at large and police have released pictures of a red car they say he was driving. There is a large, white or gray mark on the driver's side front door ofthe car.

Police described the suspect as a Hispanic male, between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 9 inches and 140 to 160 pounds.

One business owner told News4's Krtistin Wright that many people walk through the area early in the morning and he's now worried for his femal employees.

"So, I just tell them 'careful,'" restaurant owner Sukit Sangh said.

Police said the suspect also took money from the woman before fleeing.


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