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Woman Grabbed While Running in Rittenhouse Park

May 19, 2015 03:41PM ● By Kevin

Rittenhouse Park, photo courtesy of Google Maps.

On Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at approximately 8:00 am a female victim was jogging through Rittenhouse Park (Newark 19713) when she ran past the suspect standing near the trail.  As she jogged past the suspect she was grabbed and held from behind.  The victim was able to break free from the suspect and fled on foot from the area.  The victim returned to her home and immediately notified police.  The responding officers searched the area for the suspect, including a K9 track, but were unable to locate him.  The victim was not injured during this incident.

The suspect is described as follows.

  • White Male
  • 29-31 years of age
  • Dark hair
  • Dark bushy beard
  • White and red plaid shirt
  • Khaki pants
  • Carrying a blue bag

Anyone with additional information on this incident should contact Detective James Skinner  at 302-366-7100 ext. 3135 or[email protected].

You can send an anonymous text message tip by texting 302NPD and your message to TIP411. 

Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at where a reward may be available. 

The Newark Police Department affirms that all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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