Laptop theft, sexual assault reported in Georgetown area

Earlier today, students received two emails from the Department of Public Safety, one regarding a sexual assault last Wednesday and the second on a burglary in Village C West earlier today.

A woman was jogging on Capital Crescent Trail at approximately 9:15 pm., just north of the Three Sisters Island and Water Street, when a man approached her from behind and put her in a chokehold. The victim reportedly lost consciousness and woke up to the suspect fondling her, causing her to scream. He promptly fled to the Fletcher’s Boat House. “As this trail is used by many members of the University Community, please use caution while in that area,” the PSA said.

The PSA described the suspect as a black male wearing a white shirt with black shorts, “5-8″ to 5-11″ tall, weighing 180 to 200 pounds, muscular build, dreadlocks 3 to 4 inches in length and a light, scruffy beard.” The U.S. Park Police is currently investigating the incident. Tee Park Police asks that any individual with more information should call 202-610-8750 or the U.S. Park Police Tip Line at 202-610-8737.

The second announcement from the Department of Public Safety declared that a laptop was stolen at around 8 a.m. in a student’s residence in Village C West. The student reported locking the door before leaving his or her residence, and there were no signs of forced entry. No physical injuries occurred during the burglary. More information is available on the theft here.

Photo by Flickr user Kevin H.

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