Authorities in Morris Township are seeking help identifying a man suspected of shoving a woman to the ground after attempting to grope the woman’s teenaged daughter.
The incident was reported at 9 pm on July 8, 2014, on Martin Luther King Avenue, near Pollos Pucular.
A 17-year-old girl was walking with her mother when a black male “hit on” the teen and asked to walk her home, according to Morris County Sheriff’s CrimeStoppers.
When the teen ignored the man’s come-ons, he tried to “touch or grab” her. The mother stepped in front of her daughter, and the man grabbed her by the arms and pushed her to the ground before running south on MLK towards Morristown, the report said.
Authorities described the assailant as in his late 20s or early 30s, about 5-foot-9, with a slim build and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and sneakers.
Morris Township police also are investigating an attempted robbery/purse snatching in the same neighborhood, on June 29. The suspect fits a similar description, but it’s unclear whether it’s the same individual.
Anyone with any information can call CrimeStoppers at (973) Cop-Call, or visit www.morriscrimestoppers.org to leave a web tip or text 274637 using keyword “MORRISTIP.”
Callers will not ask your name. If your information leads to an arrest or indictment, you may receive up to $1,000 in cash. CrimeStoppers is a non-profit run jointly by the Morris County Prosecutors Office,
Morris County Chiefs of Police Association, and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office.