Police release sketch of Reston assault suspect

Suspect sketchFCPD artist sketch of suspect

Fairfax County detectives have released a sketch of a man who tried to sexually assault a woman in Reston Monday afternoon.

Police describe the suspect as 20-30 years old with a stocky build. He may have been driving a grey or silver car with license plate number that begins with the letter “V.”

suspect sketchThe assault happened around 2:30 pm as the 22-year-old woman was walking on the sidewalk in the 1200 block of North Shore Drive. Police say a man came up behind her and dragged her into the woods. Once there the suspect tried to remove the woman’s clothing but something apparently scared him away before he could go further.



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Ed Tobias brings more than four decades of reporting and news management experience to his work at FairfaxNews. Tobias managed news coverage for Associated Press Radio for over twenty years.  This included coverage of the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, the death of Princess Diana, the Challenger and Columbia shuttle disasters and national election primaries, conventions and campaigns.  He was part of the team that built AP’s on-line video operation. Prior to joining AP, Tobias was News Director at all-news WTOP in Washington, D.C. He has won two Ohio State Awards for his reporting and producing and he led coverage that won an Edward R. Murrow Award.