Man posing as maintenance worker sexually assaults apartment resident

WASHINGTON — Arlington County police are looking for a man who posed as a maintenance worker at an apartment building and sexually assaulted a resident Sunday morning.

The incident happened at around 9:45 a.m. in the 1500 block of Key Boulevard, police said in a news release.

Police said a man entered the building and began knocking on various apartment doors claiming to be a maintenance worker. Police said he scuffled with a female who opened her door, and then sexually assaulted her.

Police released security footage of the suspect, who was described as a black male in his early 20s, about 6 feet tall with a slim build. Police said he was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and was carrying a backpack at the time of the incident.

Police have asked those with information to contact Detective P. Pena of the Arlington County Police Department’s Special Victim’s Unit at 703-228-4183 or at

Information can also be reported anonymously, by calling Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866-411-TIPS (8477).


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