Castle-Blvd-Suspect-269x300Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division are investigating the attempted sexual assault of a 16-year-old female that occurred in the Briggs Chaney area yesterday afternoon. 

A composite of the suspect is being released.

On Wednesday, May 4 at approximately 3:00 p.m., 3rd District officers responded to the report of an attempted sexual assault that had just occurred in the 14000 block of Castle Boulevard.

The investigation revealed that as the victim entered her apartment building on Castle Boulevard, the suspect asked the victim to hold the entryway door for him.

Once inside the entryway, the suspect attempted to engage the victim in conversation.

The victim pretended to be on the phone and the suspect followed the victim as she walked upstairs.

The suspect then grabbed the victim’s cell phone, exposed himself, and attempted to pull her pants down.

The victim’s brother, who was inside of their apartment, heard his sister screaming and exited the apartment.

The brother came to his sister’s aid and the suspect fled from the area in a vehicle (see vehicle description below).

The suspect is described as:

  • black male in his early 30’s
  • ~5’09”
  • ~200 pounds
  • short hair and a beard
  • Last seen wearing a teal or dark blue sweatshirt, blue jeans, and black boots

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a blue, compact to midsize, four-door passenger vehicle.

Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to contact the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County at 240-773-TIPS (8477) or Text-A-Tip to: CRIMES (274637), text MCPD and your crime tip.

Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information provided to them that leads to an arrest and/or indictment for this crime.

1400 Block of Castle Blvd., Briggs Chaney, Silver Spring.

Waterford Tower Apartments, Briggs Chaney, Silver Spring.

14000 block of Castle Blvd., Briggs Chaney, Silver Spring (Waterford Tower Apartments in background)

14000 block of Castle Blvd., Briggs Chaney, Silver Spring (Waterford Tower Apartments in background)