Woman assaulted while jogging in Alexandria

A woman jogging in the 200 block of Del Ray Avenue in Alexandria was assaulted early Monday morning.

Alexandria Police say she was grabbed from behind by a man. When she screamed, He pushed her to the ground and fled on foot.

The suspect was last seen running towards Mount Vernon Avenue, police say.

The suspect is described as a man wearing a black puffy, thigh length coat, a black skull cap and dark pants.

The Del Ray Patch reports that Alexandria Police Capt. Diane Gittin says police are increasing their presence in the area in response to the incident.

Anyone with information about this incident or who might have been in the area is asked to call Detective Kevin Thomas at 703.746.6273 or the Criminal Investigations Section at 703.746.6711. Witnesses can remain anonymous.