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Police Investigate Sexual Assault in Silver Spring

Montgomery County police are investigating a sexual assault that occurred on May 2 in Silver Spring.

According to police, a 21-year-old postal employee was walking in the neighborhood behind the Post Office during her lunch break when she was approached by a male subject. Police said the suspect was armed with a knife and forced the victim into the backyard of a nearby residence. Police said the suspect sexually assaulted the victim before fleeing the area.

Police describe the suspect as a black male, 5’6″ tall, with a medium build. According to police, the suspect had gray and black facial hair and several missing or broken teeth.

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this sexual assault to contact the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1.866.411.TIPS (8477) or leave a Crime Solvers online at this link: http://www.mymcpnews.com/resources/crime-solvers-2/. Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this felony crime.

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