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Police investigating sexual assault in Hyattsville

Monday - 5/5/2014, 5:11am  ET

Sexual assault suspect (Courtesy Hyattsville City Police)
Hyattsville City Police say this man robbed a woman and sexually assaulted her on Sunday. (Photo Courtesy Hyattsville City Police)
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WASHINGTON -- Hyattsville, Md. City Police officers are looking for a man who allegedly robbed and sexually assaulted a woman as she walked home from the Prince George's Plaza Metro Station on Sunday.

Shortly after 2 a.m., police responded to the 3500 block of East West Highway. A man, described as dark-skinned with shoulder-length dreads wearing an orange shirt and blue jeans, approached the woman. According to a news release, he held a knife toward the woman and told her to go behind a dumpster.

That's when he demanded her belongings and sexually assaulted her, police officers say. Hyattsville City Police officers are investigating the crime. Those with information should call 301-985-5060 and refer to case number 14-1146.

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