Woman sexually assaulted after leaving shopping mall in Greenbelt

Police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a woman in a wooded area in Greenbelt Monday night.

According to police in a news release, the suspect approached and spoke with the victim while she was shopping at Beltway Plaza Mall at around 9:45 p.m. As the woman left the mall, the suspect attempted to continue talking with her before they parted ways.

The woman then walked across Breezewood Drive towards an apartment complex where she encountered the man again. After walking with her for a while, the suspect pulled out a knife, threatened her and then pulled her into a wooded area in the 5900 block of Cherrywood Terrace where he sexually assaulted her, police said.

The suspect is described as a male with a light complexion, 5' tall with a muscular build. He was wearing a black t-shirt with a pink emblem on the front, dark pants and grey sneakers with green trim.