Reston, VA

The Fairfax County Police Department has released a sketch of the man wanted in an apparent attempted sexual assault earlier this week in Reston.

According to FCPD, the suspect is a Hispanic male in his late 20s or early 30s, with a stocky build, brown hair and a full beard. He was wearing a gray shirt with red lettering, a red ball cap (shown in the sketch as a Washington Nationals cap) and shorts.

The suspect fled the scene in a gray or silver four-door Hyundai with a license plate that is believed to begin with a V, police say.

Police say that at about 2:30 p.m. Monday, the suspect came out of a wooded area near the Tall Oaks Village Center, approached a 22-year-old woman from behind and pulled her off the sidewalk into the woods before attempting to remove her clothes. He apparently fled before any sexual assault took place.

A wooded area off the south side of North Shore Drive, adjacent to the Tall Oaks pool and across from the entrance to the village center, was cordoned off for the investigation.

Police are encouraging anyone who knows anyone matching the description, has seen the individual in their neighborhood, or has any information regarding the situation to contact them at 703-691-2131 or 1-866-411-TIPS(8477), text “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES(274637), or use Crime Solvers.

“Remember, the information you have, regardless of how trivial you feel it may be, could be the critical link in solving the case,” police say.

The area where the incident took place has been canvassed, police say, and the investigation is ongoing.

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