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Sketches released of assailants in parking lot assault

April 02, 2003

The victim of a robbery and sexual assault last December at the Hagerstown YMCA on Eastern Boulevard has aided police in creating artist drawings of her two assailants, Hagerstown City Police said.

Encouraged by friends and family members to come forward, the victim of the Dec. 14 robbery and sexual assault reported the incident five days later to police.

The woman in her mid-20s said she was walking in the parking lot of the Hagerstown YMCA on Eastern Boulevard at 8:45 p.m. that Saturday when two men approached her and demanded money.

When they learned she had no money, she said the men began to sexually assault her. She told police she fended them off and ran across the parking lot to seek help.

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In the meantime, the two men returned to their vehicle parked in the YMCA lot and left.

The woman said one of her attackers was a black man in his early 20s, 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 250 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She told police he had very large cheeks. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants and sneakers.

She said the second man was white, about 17 years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 135 pounds, with a light brown goatee. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt pulled over his head, navy blue or black sweatpants and sneakers.

Their car was an older model dark brown or maroon Nissan Sentra hatchback with chrome wheels.

Anyone with information may contact Hagerstown City Police at 301-790-3700 or Crime Solvers of Washington County at 301-733-4141.

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