UPDATE: Police Searching for Suspect in Shamrock Road Sexual Assault, Burglary
Police on scene in the area of Shamrock Road
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) -
Charlottesville police are searching for a man after a reported burglary and sexual assault along Shamrock Road.
Two Charlottesville schools nearby activated safety measures Thursday, as a precaution related to this investigation.
According to officials, Johnson Elementary School and Buford Middle School went into lock down, but Charlottesville police lifted that lock down when they felt the area was safe for students and staff.
Police released the following statement in regards to the ongoing investigation.
On October 5, 2017 at approximately 11:16 am, Charlottesville Police officers responded to the 700 block of Shamrock Rd for a report of a sexual assault. Officers located a female victim who was able to provide a description of the suspect.
The victim described the suspect as a black male, approximately 20-30 years of age, 5’9” to 6’0” tall wearing a red shirt.
If you saw anyone in the area matching that description, we encourage you to call Crime Stoppers at 434-977-4000 or Det. R.W. Cole at 434-970-3280.
The Charlottesville Police Department believes that this is an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public at this time.