Thursday, August 9, 2012

Citizen Alert: Fan Assault

At approximately 8 p.m. on Monday, Richmond Police responded to a call for an assault in the 300 block of North Davis Avenue.

A female jogger told officers that a man grabbed her. Police are still looking for the offender, who is described as a white male in his late 20s to early 30s with an athletic build and short hair. He was last seen wearing a navy blue t-shirt and navy blue baseball cap.

There was at least one similar incident that occurred in the Fan neighborhood last year.

Police advise citizens to always pay attention to their surroundings when walking or jogging; not to wear headphones; and to quickly report any suspicious persons or situations they feel are unusual. They can do so by calling the Department’s non-emergency number, 646-5100.

Anyone who has any information about this incident or this offender is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or the Department's non-emergency number, 646-5100. Citizens may also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word "ITip" followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.