The City of Hopewell, Virginia
Hopewell Police Department
Kamran Afzal, Chief of Police
For Further Information Contact: Lieutenant Michael Langford
Criminal Investigations Unit – (804) 541-2228
Release Number: 2019-091802019 September 18, 2019
**Police seek suspect in Home Invasion**
[Hopewell, VA] – On September 17, 2019 at approximately 9:30 PM, officers responded to the 3000 block of Danville Street for a reported home invasion that had just occurred. The investigation revealed the victim encountered the lone male offender who forced entry into the victim’s residence armed with a knife. During the home invasion, the offender placed the knife to the victim’s throat attempting to sexually assault the victim. The offender fled the scene on foot after a struggle ensued with the victim. The victim sustained minor injuries, which did not require medical treatment. The offender was described as:
B/M with a dark complexion, 20 to 30 YOA, 5’09-5’11”, heavy set with a goatee. He was last seen wearing denim jeans with a dark colored “hoodie” style jacket and dark colored gloves.
The Hopewell Police Department is requesting that any person(s) who may have information regarding this crime or who may have been traveling in and/or around the area at the time or have any information to provide, to contact Lead Detective Benjamin Ransom of the Hopewell Criminal Investigations Unit at (804) 541-2284. Persons with information on this crime and who wish to remain anonymous may contact the Hopewell Prince George Crimesolvers hotline in Hopewell at (804) 541-2202 or provide their tip using the P3tips mobile app.
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Last modified: September 18, 2019