ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Update 2:50 PM: Roselle Park Police Detective Bureau has developed a person of interest in this case. A photo of the individual has been provided showing an individual riding a black mountain style bicycle and is wearing a black puffy “Bomber style” jacket with a blue hat and red sneakers.
Previously reported: Roselle Park Police responded to a call that a woman was harassed and inappropriately touched by an unknown individual.
According to authorities, officers responded to East Westfield Ave. and Chestnut St., on Tuesday, April 16, at approximately 5:11 p.m. to find a woman at that location claiming that she had been harassed and inappropriately touched by an unknown individual.
Authorities said, their investigation revealed that a younger male on a bicycle, approached the woman, as she was walking eastbound on East Westfield Ave. The suspect allegedly made several inappropriate comments towards her and she asked him to leave her alone. While she was dialing 911, the male struck the woman on her buttocks with his hand and rode away toward the center of town.
Police said the suspect was described as a younger male possibly between the ages of 16 and 18 years old. He was said to be wearing a black bomber style jacket, glasses, and an unknown color hat. He was last seen riding from the area on an unknown make bicycle.
A search of the area by police revealed no results for the individual. This investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by Detective Mitchell White of the Roselle Park Police Detective Bureau.
Police are asking if anyone may have witnessed this incident or has any information regarding this incident to contact the Roselle Park Police at 908-245-2300 or 2306.
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