NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are searching for a suspect who attacked a female jogger in South Plainfield on Monday, according to a press release from Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief James Parker of the South Plainfield Police Department.
The attack occurred in the area of Franklin Avenue and Thornton Court on Monday at about 7:20 pm., police said.
The suspect is described as a light-skinned black man, about 25, clean-shaven, wearing a dark dress shirt, dark dress pants and white ear buds in his ears.
It is believed that the suspect is about 5 feet 5 to 4 feet 7 and weights about 160 pounds with an athletic build, according to plice.
The suspect was last seen running westbound on Franklin Avenue.
Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the suspect and are asking anyone with information to contact the South Plainfield Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 908-226-7660 or 908-226-7662, or Det. Ryan Tighe of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-3287.
The police are also asking for any residents with security cameras to check the footage during this time period, since portions of the incident may have been captured on film.
Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County, Inc., a non-profit organization that partners with law enforcement to enable the public to anonymously submit crime information and will pay a cash reward should it lead to an arrest.