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"Abominable Snowman": Man helping woman move snow gropes her

Police sketch of man suspected of groping two women at an apartment complex in Gloucester Township, N.J., on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 CBS Philly

GLOUCESTER Twp., N.J. – Police in southern New Jersey are searching for a man they say started helping a woman clear snow off her parked car, but then tried to grab her and kiss her, CBS Philly  reported. Police say she screamed and pushed him off, and he fled the scene on foot.

The alleged incident was reported around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Autumn Ridge Apartment Complex in Gloucester Township.

 

 According to CBS Philly, officers initially responded to a report of a man who attempted to inappropriately touch a 49-year-old woman near one building of the complex.

While investigating that incident, a separate incident was reported to officers near another building of the apartment complex.

The second incident involved a man who approached a 20-year-old woman and started helping get snow off her car. According to police, the man then attempted to place his arm around her and reached for her chest, CBS Philly reported.

Police say the woman kicked the suspect and screamed, and the man ran away.

The two incidents occurred within 10 minutes of each other, and the suspect in both is believed to be the same man.

The suspect is described as a black male in his early 20′s, brown eyes, 5’8″ to 5’10″, medium build with a “pointy nose.”  He was last seen wearing a black puffy coat, dark pants, a dark knit cap with a scarf covering his mouth.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the GTPD Anonymous Crime Tip Line at 856-842-5560.




  • Crimesider Staff

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