Wednesday, August 24, 2016

SMCSO Investigating Robbery and Sexual Assault

On August 23, 2016, at approximately 9:23 PM, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Nicolet Park in Lexington Park for the report of a robbery and sexual assault. A male and female victim were located by deputies and transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital for the treatment of minor physical injuries. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) responded and continued the investigation. 

Detectives learned from the victims an unknown male suspect approached them while they were in the park after closing time. The suspect physically and sexually assaulted the victims before robbing them of personal property and fleeing the scene on foot. The suspect is described as an African-American adult male, approximately 5’9 to 5’11 with short hair and a muscular build. He was wearing a white shirt and dark pants. 

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this crime to contact Detective Cory Ellis at 301-475-4200, ext. *8125) or via email cory.ellis@stmarysmd.com. Callers may also call Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333 (callers can remain anonymous, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus your message to “CRIMES” (274637).



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