Fairfax authorities hunt Springfield serial fondler

Local,Crime,Liz Essley

Police believe there may be a serial fondler at large in Fairfax County.

A man wearing a plain, red baseball cap is suspected in three different fondling cases in September in Springfield.

In the most recent, on Thursday, a 17-year-old girl was walking on the sidewalk around 9 a.m. on the 5900 block of Erving Street when she was grabbed behind and fondled.

On Sept. 18, a 16-year-old girl was walking on a path in the 6700 block of Metropolitan Center Drive around 2:45 p.m. when she was grabbed.

And a 26-year-old woman was walking near Old Keene Mill Road and Springfield Boulevard around 8:30 a.m. when she heard a whistle. When she reached the 7200 block of Monticello Boulevard, a man grabbed her from behind and fondled her.

All three victims described the suspect as either Asian or Hispanic and wearing a red baseball cap. One suspect said he had a thin, black goatee; another said he had a black, close-cut beard. One suspect said he was about 5 feet 8 inches tall, another said 5 feet 6 inches.

Anyone with information should call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-8477.

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