Suspect caught on camera trying to assault women in Westfield Wheaton Mall, police say

Montgomery County police have released surveillance video that they say shows a suspect assaulting multiple female salon employees in the Westfield Wheaton Mall last week.

They’re hoping the video will help identify the suspect.

According to police, the man entered the Brow Art 23 salon location on Oct. 1 and struck up a conversation with two of the female employees at the front counter.

The suspect then forced the pair into a storage area, where a third victim was working.

All three fought back, and were able to escape from the shop, prompting the suspect to run away.

Police described the suspect as an African-American male who stands about 6 feet tall and has a medium build.

He reportedly has dark skin, and a full beard and mustache.

During the incident, he was wearing a black baseball cap with a white skull design on it, a black jacket over a white shirt, black jogging pants, and gray shoes.

They say he was also carrying a pair of brown shoes.

If you have any information on the suspect or the incident, call the police at (240) 773-5530.