The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating two sexual assaults that are believed to be related. In each case a female victim was picked-up by a subject working as a cabdriver, who drove the victim from the originating location and then sexually assaulted them while en route to their destination. On May 11, 2011 a victim was picked up from the Dupont Circle area and subsequently assaulted in the area of the 300 block of 18th Street NE. On May 22, 2011 a victim was picked up from the Georgetown area and subsequently assaulted in the area of the 3700 block of Quebec Street NW. Both assaults occurred during the early morning hours and each involved a lone suspect. MPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the assailant.
The victims in these assaults have described the suspect as being a Middle Eastern male with either olive or light brown skin tone, approximately 30-40 years of age, thin build, thick or curly hair, and wearing dark clothing. The suspect vehicle is described as a dark colored taxicab with dark interior. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099 or 1-888-919-CRIME (1-888-919-2746). Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to DC CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS and to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. If the information provided by the caller to the Crime Solvers Unit leads to an arrest and indictment, that caller will be eligible for a reward.