Police in Leesburg Investigate Sexual Battery That Occurred in Target

On Thursday, October 20, 2022, the Leesburg Police Department Emergency Communications Center received a report of a sexual battery that had occurred the prior day in Target, located at 1200 Edwards Ferry Road NE.
The adult female victim reported that on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, shortly before 7:00 PM, she was shopping in the seasonal section at Target when an adult male holding a clipboard approached her and groped her. He immediately fled the store and left the area in a newer model white Dodge Caravan.
The suspect (pictured) is described as a male, approximately 30 years old, 5’7” tall, weighing 140 lbs., wearing a white dress shirt with white pants, a gray denim jacket, and black sneakers. It was reported that prior to the assault the suspect was observed walking around the store approaching customers with a clipboard soliciting donations.
The suspect is believed to have committed similar offenses at other Target stores regionally.
The incident remains under investigation by the Leesburg Police Department Criminal Investigation Section. Anyone who has not already spoken with law enforcement and has information about the incident is asked to contact Detective M. Pacilla at 703-771-4500 or at mpacilla@leesburgva.gov. If you wish to remain anonymous, please call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent using TIPSUBMIT via text. Text 274637 (CRIMES) and begin your message with LPDTIP.

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