Alexandria Police are investigating an assault that occurred Wednesday, September 12, at 6:00 A.M. on the bike path near Holmes Run Parkway. A 38 year-old female City resident was jogging when she was grabbed from behind by a man. The victim screamed, broke free from the suspect and ran away from him. He was last seen walking on the bike path towards Van Dorn Street. The suspect is described as a medium to darker skinned male, approximately 5’6” tall and he was wearing a dark colored jacket. The victim was not injured.
Anyone with information about this incident or who might have been in the area is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Section at 703.746.6711.
Detectives would like to remind witnesses that they can remain anonymous.
The Alexandria Police Department would like to remind joggers to remember these important safety tips while out running:
- Avoid running with headphones
- Run in well lit areas
- Try to run with a partner when possible
- Keep a cell phone with you at all times
- Let people know what routes you plan to take
For more information please call the Public Information Office at 703.746.6600.