Police seek suspect in attack on women

August 6, 2008 6:33:43 PM PDT
Police in New Jersey are searching for a dangerous suspect. He is accused of attacking two women.

The incident happened on July 3rd around 11:00 p.m. on Liberty Avenue near the entrance to Rt. 78 East in Union Township.

Police say the man punched one woman in the face and stabbed the other woman twice as he tried to steal a purse.

He got away in a red or burgundy, 2-door small box style car, possibly a 2003-to-2005 Mercedes SLK.

Witnesses reported the car had primer paint on the driver's side door and appeared to be dusty, as though it had been in storage or recently in a body shop.

A reward up to five-thousand dollars is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Anyone with information may call the Crimestoppers Tipline at (908) 654-TIPS (8477). All calls are strictly anonymous and confidential. people with information are also encouraged to contact Detective Fuentes of the Union Township Police Department at (908) 851-5043.

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