SPRINGFIELD, Va. (WUSA) -- Fairfax County Police now say three incidents involving young women who were fondled may be related based on their descriptions of the suspect.
In the most recent incident, a 17-year-old girl was grabbed while walking on the sidewalk in the 5900 block of Erving Street on Thursday morning. She reported that she was grabbed from behind by an Asian or Hispanic man in his mid 30s wearing a plain, red baseball cap. She also said that he was about 5'8"tall and had a "black, close-cut beard." In addition to the cap, he was wearing a blue t-shirt and black cotton sweatpants with a white stripe on each side.
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In a September 18 incident, a 16-year-old female student was walking on a path in the 6700 block of Metropolitan Center Drive in Springfield around 2:45 p.m. when she was grabbed and fondled. The man fled but she also identified the suspect as a Hispanic male with a thin, black goatee or beard wearing a red baseball cap, He also reportedly wore blue jeans and a white t-shirt.
A 26-year-old woman reported that she was walking in the are of Old Keene Mill Road and Springfield Boulevard around 8:30 a.m. on September 7 when she heard a whistle. She said that when she got to the 7200 block of Monticello Boulevard a man grabbed her from behind and fondled her before fleeing. The woman described him as a Hispanic male approximately 5'6" tall who was wearing a red baseball cap.
None of the victims needed medical attention, say police.
If you have any information that could help police in their investigation, please call Crime Solvers at 1-866-TIPS (8477) or Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.