Gaithersburg police are asking the public to help identify a man who committed an attempted robbery and sex assault in an apartment on Clopper Road.
The incident took place on Feb. 11 at 10:50 p.m., according to a news release from Gaithersburg police. The female victim was walking up the stairs to her third-floor apartment on the 900 block of Clopper Road in Gaithersburg when a man approached from behind and asked her for the time.
The victim attempted to back down the stairs, but as she was walking away, the intruder pushed her against the wall and touched her inappropriately, the release said. As the victim got away and called for help, the intruder attempted to take her purse.
Gaithersburg police describe the intruder as a black male with a dark complexion. He is 19 to 29 years old, about 6 feet tall, and has short hair and a thin build. According to police, he was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, black jeans and black shoes with white markings.
Police are asking anyone with information about the man to contact the Gaithersburg Police Investigations Section at 301-258-6400. Those who want to remain anonymous can contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll free at 877-411-TIPS or the Gaithersburg Police Tip Line at 301-330-4471. Crime Solvers will provide a cash reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest or indictment for this crime.