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Police Release Surveillance Images From August Sex Assault

by ARLnow.com — November 4, 2010 at 3:07 pm 1,777 19 Comments

Arlington police have released surveillance images of a man suspected in a robbery, abduction and sexual assault in South Arlington.

Police say the man forced his way into a hotel room and restrained two women: a mother and daughter who were visiting from Canada. He sexually assaulted the daughter, who was in her 50s, and then stole electronics and cash as he left.

“The suspect is described as an African American male approximately 40 years old, 5’8″ and 180 lbs,” police said in a statement. “He appeared unshaven and was wearing a grey t-shirt with a design on it, tan cargo shorts, white shoes and a black baseball cap.”

The release of the images comes almost three months after the crime, which occurred on Aug. 14 at the Best Western hotel on South Glebe Road.

It took a while for detectives to track down the victims in Canada and make a positive identification on the suspect, police spokesperson Det. Crystal Nosal told ARLnow.com.

See additional surveillance photos here.

  • Just sayin’

    I believe he did not “retrain” the women.

    • el fat kid

      oh man.

  • Chris

    a little typo: second paragraph, first line should be restrained, not retrained.

  • NitPicker

    The word “was” should be removed from the sentence “The release of the images was comes almost three months after the crime, which occurred on Aug. 14 at the Best Western hotel on South Glebe Road.”

    Is there anyone that reads what they write anymore?

    • http://www.arlnow.com ARLnow.com

      Fixed. At some point more people are going to realize sites like this are meant to be collaborative and community-driven. We welcome all corrections — typos can and will happen when you’re churning out 8-12 posts per day without an editor. No need to act surprised.

      Thanks, everybody.

      • alebt

        Thank you for all you do. I have become very reliant on this site for local news. Please keep it up!

  • G

    Nitpickers: ARLNow is providing us with “up to the minute” coverage of events in our town. I think we can live with a few typos while getting news about our town ASAP.

    • MikeyinCrystalC

      ^I’m with this guy.

    • V Dizzle

      I think that you meant “a couple of typos” and not “a few typos”. “A few typos” would imply that three typos were present, and not two, the number supported by the comments. :)

      • V Dizzle

        Please disregard this comment, along with any typos contained within the text.

    • Catalina

      Agree. Thanks ArlNow!

  • BoredHouseWife

    I bet he lives near Drew Elementary.

  • PikeHoo

    I wish it hadn’t taken 3 months to get the photo of this scumbag out to the public.

    • jan

      Why did it take 3 months? Will Police explain?

      • PikeHoo

        I think we’re going to hear a sob story from the police about the victims being hard to reach in Canada, despite the availability of space age technology, ie the phone, a scanner, and the internet.

        • Katie

          Ditto PikeHoo.

        • Lou

          Canada is far away and backwards.

  • http://shirlingtonv.blogspot.com Googla

    I wish the news media would just say the location of the hotel instead of referring to it as Shirlington. What is so hard about saying the “Best Western Hotel on South Glebe?

  • roger

    This guy was apprehended some time ago. You folks just now getting around to releasing his photos? What’s up with your ‘Police Beat’ reporter?

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