Woman Grabbed While Running in Rittenhouse ParkMay 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
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