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Suspects sought in Belle Isle sexual assault

The incident occurred on Thursday, March 9th around 6 PM and two men are suspects with a third being a person of interest.

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From RPD:

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspects involved in a sexual assault which occurred last week in Belle Isle.

At approximately 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, police received a report of a sexual assault which occurred between 2 and 4 p.m. at a heavily frequented area of Belle Isle. Police were told the victim was approached by three males, one of whom with a dog. The incident occurred near the Hollywood Rapids by the Porta-Johns on the north side of the island.

Police are seeking two suspects and one person of interest:

  • Suspect 1: Black male with a light complexion, possibly Hispanic. He is in his late-teens to early-20s, 6’0 in height, average build with short, dark hair. At the time, he was wearing a gray, long-sleeve crew neck shirt (i.e., moisture wicking, performance) and white tennis shoes.
  • Suspect 2: Black male with a light complexion, possibly Hispanic, with short, dark hair. He is in his late-teens to early-20s, approximately 5’7 in height, 200 pounds in weight. At the time he was wearing a red shirt and a gold watch.
  • Person of Interest: Black male with a medium complexion, possibly Hispanic, with short dreadlocks or braids, and some facial hair. He is in his late-teens to early-20s, approximately 6’0” in height with an average build. At the time, he was wearing a white T-shirt and khaki pants. He was last seen with a 6-week old grey and white pit bull puppy.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about this incident to call Major Crimes Detective P. Mansfield at (804) 646-6996 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000, online at www.7801000.com or by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the keyword “ITip” followed by your tip.

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