ROSELLE PARK, NJ – Police are on the lookout for a young man said to have harassed a woman walking on East Westfield Avenue, including by striking her on the bottom while she was calling 911, authorities said.
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 the unknown individual, police said in a statement.
A younger man on a bicycle had approached the woman as she was walking eastbound on East Westfield Avenue, according to police. The man allegedly made several inappropriate comments towards her, and she asked him to leave her alone, police said. While she was dialing 911, the teenager struck the woman on her buttocks with his hand and rode away toward the center of town, police said.
Police described the man as 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, according to police. 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.