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Sexual Assault in the 200 Block of 51st Street NE

Monday, September 24, 2012

Sexual Assault in the 200 Block of 51st Street NE

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit are seeking the public’s assistance in reference to a sexual assault which occurred in the 200 block of 51st Street, Northeast. 

On Sunday, September 23, 2012, a transgender female victim reported that she was walking in the 200 block of 51st Street, Northeast, Washington D.C., at approximately 4:45 am, when she was struck by a male suspect.  The suspect then forced her at gunpoint to a nearby location and sexually assaulted her and then stole her purse.  Afterwards, the subject fled the scene of the assault. 

The subject is described as a black male, in his early 20s, 5’7” to 5’8” in height, brown eyes, short braids, last seen wearing a black shirt, blue jeans, white sneakers, and armed with a handgun.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202)727-9099.  Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.