Two men sought in sexual assault Saturday morning, D.C. police say

D.C. police said Monday that they are searching for two men who forced a woman into a Northeast Washington alley early Saturday, threatened her with a knife and sexually assaulted her.

According to police, the woman was walking in the area of West Virginia Avenue and Mount Olivet Street NE about 2 a.m. Saturday when two men approached her from behind. The attackers also stole items from the woman before fleeing, police said

Police described one of the men as African American with a dark complexion, about 5-feet, 11-inches tall, with a slim to medium build. They said he looked to be about 27 years old, was clean-shaven and was last seen wearing a black scarf, black hoodie and dark pants. Police described the second man as African American with a light complexion, about 5-foot, 9-inches tall, and 19 to 25 years old. They said he was wearing a long-sleeved blue or gray thermal shirt, light color pants, and silver and black athletic shoes.

Police said that anyone with information about the case can call 202-727-9099 or can send anonymous information by texting 50411.

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Dan Morse covers courts and crime in Montgomery County. He arrived at the paper in 2005, after reporting stops at the Wall Street Journal, Baltimore Sun and Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser, where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He is the author of The Yoga Store Murder.

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