Charlottesville police are investigating after a female University of Virginia student reported she was fondled.
The incident took place around 1:00 a.m. Friday on the 300 block of 15th Street Northwest.
A warning was issued to university students.
Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 434-977-4000.
The University of Virginia Chief of Police issued the following statement:
To the University community:
Information about a forcible fondling incident on a University student was issued Friday by the Charlottesville Police Department. I urge all of you to be aware of your surroundings, to trust your instincts and to call 911 immediately if you feel you may be in a dangerous situation.
City police issued the press release provided below, regarding this incident.
Charlottesville Police Department
Shortly after 1 a.m. this morning a female U.Va. student was walking north in the 300 block of 15th Street NW when she was approached from behind and fondled. The suspect fled as the victim screamed. The suspect ran in a southerly direction on 15th Street NW.
The suspect is described as a black male being 6 feet in height, heavy build, with dark clothing. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers 434-977-4000.