The Leesburg Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect in a reported sexual assault at the Target store on Edwards Ferry Road on Thursday.
According to the report, the victim was shopping in the seasonal section of the store shortly before 7 a.m. on October 19 when a man holding a clipboard approached her and groped her. He immediately fled the store and left the scene in a new model white Dodge Caravan.
The incident was reported to the police the following day.
The suspect is described as a male in his 30s, 5ft 7in, weighing 140lbs, wearing a white shirt with white pants, a gray denim jacket and black sneakers. It was reported that prior to the assault he was observed walking around the store approaching customers with a clipboard soliciting donations.
He also allegedly committed similar offenses at other Target stores in the area, according to the agency.
The incident is still under investigation by the Leesburg Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Section. Police have asked anyone who has not yet spoken to law enforcement and has information about the incident to contact Det. M. Pacilla at 703-771-4500 or [email protected].
To remain anonymous, call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent using TIPSUBMIT via SMS. Text 274637 (CRIMES) and begin the message with LPDTIP.