D.C. police investigating 2 sexual assaults in which victims were snatched off the street

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D.C. police are seeking information about two sexual assaults in which the female victims were forced into vehicles.

Monday at about 4 p.m., a 14-year-old girl told police that she was at the corner of 11th and Clifton streets NW when the attacker pulled up in a vehicle, forced the girl into his car and sexually assaulted her, police said.

The girl was near Cardozo High School and Meyer Elementary School when she was attacked, but authorities were not saying whether she was walking home from either school.

The attacker was described as a black male with a thick build and braids who had a Jamaican accent and smelled of alcohol. The vehicle he was driving looked like a sport-utility vehicle.

Another sexual assault took place on Sunday between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. In that incident, a woman was walking in the 2700 block of Naylor Road SE when she was approached by a man. The assailant produced a handgun and forced the victim to get into his vehicle, police said.

The woman was then driven to the area of the 1800 Block of 23rd Street SE and was sexually assaulted, police said. The man then fled in a silver, four-door vehicle.

The man is described as black, 30 to 35 years old, with a medium complexion, short hair and a full beard. He had two tattoos: one on his right forearm with a picture of a cross and the words "Rest In Peace," and one across his chest.

The man was last seen wearing a Kangol-type hat, two hoop earrings in his right ear, a black peacoat, blue jeans and tan boots. He also had a black handgun.

Police could not provide more specifics about the nature of the assaults.

Anyone with information can call police at 202-727-9099 or submit a text message to 50411.

njagoda@washingtonexaminer.com

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Naomi Jagoda

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