Prince William County police will canvass the community around Summerland Heights Apartment Saturday to gather information on two cases.
Police will be knocking on doors around the intersection of Summerland Drive and the Prince William Parkway between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. They will hand out fliers and take any tips that may help solve a June 16 attempted rape case and a burglary.
Police were called to the 1800 block of Gableridge Turn around 12:55 a.m. on June 16 for a burglary in progress at the Summerland apartments. Two young adults told police they were sleeping in their bedroom when their dog started barking. When they got up to see why, they spotted an unknown man in their living room. Once seen, the man fled out a window. Police said it appears the suspect entered through an unlocked window.
Police responded to the apartment complex again at 6:45 a.m. when a 38-year-old women said she woke up to find an unknown man inside her bedroom. The man was holding a kitchen knife and ordered her to remove her clothes, police said. The victim said the man inappropriately touched her before leaving, police said, noting it appears he too entered through an unlocked window.
Police said the two cases may be related. The burglary suspect was described as a black male, between 25 and 30 years old who is about 6 feet tall and 250 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, black jeans and a skull cap. The suspect in the attempted rape case was also described as a black male in his twenties who was just shy of 6 feet tall. He was last seen wearing a tan “ski style” mask, black jacket, dark pants and “construction style” gloves.
Anyone with information can call Crime Solvers at 703-670-3700 or 1-866-411-TIPS. The tips can be anonymous and people could earn up to a $1,000 cash reward.