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(CBS/WUSA) FAIRFAX, Va. - Fairfax County Police have assembled a retail assault task force to track down a serial butt slasher in Fairfax, a suburb that is 20 miles west of Washington, D.C.

Police say they have created the task force in an effort find a suspect in the serial assaults that have taken place at retail stores since February 2011, CBS affiliate WUSA reports.

A total of nine incidents have been reported since February, police say. The last known assault was July 25.

Police met with officers from neighboring jurisdictions Friday to share information and increase their awareness of the ongoing investigation, WUSA reports. Officials and members of the task force also discussed information sharing, investigative leads, unit coordination and staffing operations.

Police say they've increased police presence throughout malls and retail centers across the area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text "TIP187" plus your message to CRIMES/274637.

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