GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA) -- Police have released a photo of a man wanted in an attempted strong arm robbery and sex assault incident that occurred in the 900 block of Clopper Road on Monday.
He is accused of approaching a woman walking to third floor apartment and asking for the time at approximately 10:50 p.m. She felt uncomfortable and attempted to walk back down the stairs. The suspect then pushed her against the wall and inappropriately touched her, say police. The victim was able to get away and tried to summon help. The suspect attempted to forcibly take her purse without success.
He is described as a black male with a dark complexion, between 19 and 29 years old, with short hair, 6'0" and thin build. He was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, black jeans and black shoes with white markings on them.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Gaithersburg Police Investigations Section at 301-258-6400, Crime Solvers of Montgomery Countyat 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or the Gaithersburg Police Tip Line at 301-330-4471. Crimes Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest and/or indictment.