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Police release sketch from Sterling area robbery

Thursday - 6/5/2014, 3:15pm  ET

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Loudoun County Sheriff's Office

WASHINGTON -- Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office released a composite sketch Thursday of the suspect involved in two street robberies reported on May 31.

Sheriff's deputies responded to a 62-year-old woman who was found injured around 5:30 a.m. on the 1200 block of E. Severn Way. The suspect approached the woman and tried to grab her purse. After a struggle, the suspect hit her with a blunt object described as a handgun. The woman suffered minor injuries, and the suspect fled the scene with her purse.

The suspect is described as male, about 5'8" to 5'10", wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses.

Around 9:00 p.m. also on May 31, deputies went to Reston Hospital to see a victim who was also assaulted that day.

The victim, a 52-year-old woman from Ashburn said around 5:00 a.m. she was in her vehicle on the 2100 block of Stanford Square when a man knocked on her window.

The man opened her car door, and revealed a firearm while demanding money. The suspect forced her out of the car and told her to remove her pants. The woman was sexually assaulted by the suspect.

Both victims describe a similar man wearing similar clothes.

Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Detective W. Promisel of the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475.

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