the following was provided by the Fairfax County Police Department. As part of its Crime Solvers program, the department identifies a Crime of the Week and asks that residents call the department with any information.

Crime Solvers seeks information about a man who sexually assaulted a woman at the Hunters Woods Center in Reston. The 27-year-old victim had finished shopping about 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 and was putting groceries in her car, which was parked in the shopping center lot about 30 yards from the Safeway store there..

She was struck in the face through an open window of her car by a man who then opened the car door, pulled her from the car and dragged her to a wooded area next to the parking lot. The man forced the woman to commit oral sodomy and then fled in the direction of the Hunters Woods apartments.

The man was described as black, 18 to 20 years old, 5 feet 5 inches tall with a muscular build. He was reported to have been wearing a white hat with a brim that partly covered his face, a dark shirt, dark pants and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 691-8888.

Call 1368 is asked to contact Crime Solvers at the same number.