SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — Authorities are actively searching for a suspect after an attack on a female jogger in the area of Franklin Avenue and Thornton Court on Sept. 23 at about 7:20 pm., Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet and Chief James Parker of the South Plainfield Police Department announced.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned black man, approximately 25 years old, clean-shaven, wearing a dark dress shirt, dark dress pants and white ear buds in his ears. It is believed that the suspect ranges from 5-feet-5-inches to 5-feet-7-inches in height and weighs approximately 160 pounds with an athletic build, police said. He was last seen running westbound on Franklin Avenue, police said.

Acting Prosecutor Kuberiet and Police Chief Parker are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying and locating this man. They are asking anyone with information to contact the South Plainfield Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 908-226-7660 or 908-226-7662, or Detective Ryan Tighe of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-3287.

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The police are also asking for any residents with security cameras to check the footage during this time period, as 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.

Tip information may be provided anonymously by calling 1-800-939-9600 or submitted online at Tips may also be sent by text messaging 274637 (CRIMES) with the keyword: “midtip” followed by the tip information.

Those who provide information will be given a unique numerical code that that allows them to communicate with the program and collect a reward should their information lead to an arrest. All reward amounts are approved and set by Crime Stoppers of Middlesex County Inc.