According to Prince George’s County Police Department, yesterday afternoon, Police detectives will canvass a College Park neighborhood to gather information in a sexual assault that occurred this morning.
The preliminary investigation reveals that at about 5:30 am, a man broke into an apartment in the 4500 block of Fordham Lane. He then sexually assaulted a woman sleeping in a bedroom. He then fled the apartment.
The suspect wore a dark hoodie and khaki pants.
The canvass was scheduled to begin at 4:00 pm in the 4500 block of Fordham Lane.
Anyone with information is urged to call the CID Sexual Assault Unit at (301) 772-4908. Callers can remain anonymous by calling CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). You may also text “PGPD plus your tips” to CRIMES (274537) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.
Also, the University of Maryland Police has sent the following alert:
The following is a synopsis of an incident reported to the Prince George’s County Police Department.
INCIDENT: Off-Campus Rape/Burglary
OCCURRED: March 5, 2016/ Approximately 5:30 a.m.
LOCATION: 4500 block of Fordham Lane, College Park, MD
PGPD CASE #: PP16030500000394
On March 5, 2016, at approximately 5:54 a.m., UMPD was notified by the Prince George’s County Police Department of an off-campus rape/burglary. A female reported to police that at approximately 5:30 a.m., she was sleeping in her bed when she realized that she was being sexually penetrated. Thinking it was her boyfriend, she said his name, but got no answer. She then reached for his hair and noticed it was not her boyfriend in the bed. The female made a noise and the male suspect got out of bed and left the apartment.
The door to the apartment building and apartment were unlocked. The suspect is described as a male, who was wearing a dark hoodie with dark pants.
The Prince George’s County Police Department is conducting an investigation. Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of suspects are encouraged to contact police (911 or 301-352-1200).
Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477) or text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgpolice.org and submit a tip online. Email address is: email@example.com.
Additional information, when made available by the Prince George’s County Police, may be found on our website at http://universityofmarylandpolice.com/stats/safety_notices.cfm
When available for release, additional information, including updated descriptions of suspect, may be obtained by accessing the “UMD Safety Notice” portion of our web site: http://universityofmarylandpolice.com/stats/safety_notices.cfm and http://umpdnews.umd.edu/