Police Release Sketch of Birch Grove Park Sex Assault Suspect
New Jersey State Police and Northfield Police have released a sketch of the suspect wanted for attacking and attempting to sexually assault a woman jogger Tuesday, May 7 in Northfield's Birch Grove Park.
The Press of Atlantic City reported that the police responded to a call about 4:30pm Tuesday from a 28-year-old woman who said a man approached her as she jogged in the park.
As we reported, the jogger said the man dropped his pants and began masturbating, then lunged for her collar, but she was able to push him away and run off.
The woman described the attacker as a thin white or Hispanic man, 25-35 years old, 5'11", with dark hair, a round face and dark mustache. The man was wearing gray sweatpants and a black hoodie.
Police searched the park, but did not find the attacker.
In a press release, Northfield Police advised against putting yourself in a compromising position in an isolated part of the park and to exercise in groups of two or more.
If you have information concerning this attack or recognize the man in the sketch, call Northfield Police at (609) 641-3122.