Sex-assault suspect still at large

by Rosanna Landis Weaver and Susie Currie

Photo courtesy Rebecca Bennett.

Hyattsville Police are searching for this man.

At press time, Hyattsville police were still searching for a rapist who struck in the early hours of May 4 near the Mall at Prince Georges. Shortly before 2 a.m., according to Sgt. Chris Purvis, the man followed the 20-year-old victim out of the Prince George’s Plaza Metro station, heading west towards TJMaxx. Holding her at knifepoint behind a dumpster, he raped her and then fled the scene.  Police have released surveillance footage of the suspect. “We are working a lot of the tips and have some good leads,” said Purvis  Anyone with information is asked to call the Hyattsville City Police Criminal Investigation Section. 301.985.5060.