Crime

Assault on trail at Lake Johnson Park brings police to search area

A Raleigh police officer talks with Lake Johnson visitors on the pedestrian bridge at the popular city park on Monday morning July 17, 2017, in Raleigh, N.C. Police were searching the park after a report of an assault on one of the trails Monday morning.
A Raleigh police officer talks with Lake Johnson visitors on the pedestrian bridge at the popular city park on Monday morning July 17, 2017, in Raleigh, N.C. Police were searching the park after a report of an assault on one of the trails Monday morning. rwillett@newsobserver.com

Police say they are looking for a man who grabbed the shirt of a woman as she was jogging at Lake Johnson on Monday morning.

The 35-year-old woman said she was near the water’s edge when the man grabbed her shirt at about 9 a.m. She was able to escape and suffered only minor abrasions, police said.

Police describe the man as black with dark skin, standing about 5 feet 8 inches tall. He was reportedly wearing a black baseball hat, white T-shirt and blue jeans.

Police ask anyone with information that might assist the investigation to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at 919-834-4357 or visit raleighcrimestoppers.org for text and email reporting options.

Ron Gallagher: 919-829-4572, @RPGKT

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