NJ Police search for serial attacker

April 17, 2009 3:58:52 AM PDT
In New Jersey, a desperate search to find a serial attacker. What is so frightening according to police is the suspect is so bold, attacking women even in broad daylight.

The fear is if he's not caught soon, his list of victims may grow even longer.

There have been at least a dozen attacks over the last ten months, according to police.

Police say last Tuesday the last one took place in Leonia, when a woman in her 50's, was grabbed by her mouth and pushed to the ground.

The attacker is striking in broad daylight according to police.

A few times the suspect has run off after being spotted by witnesses during an attack.

On Tuesday, the man believed responsible took off after someone approached. "He came up behind her, knocked her down forced her to the ground. He was taking her pants off," said Chief Jay Ziegler with the Leonia Police Department.

The suspect is described as an African American male, light skinned in his 20's, 5'11" to 6' feet tall. He is said to weigh 180 to 200 pounds and is said to have a medium build.

Police are telling people to carry their cell phones while on the streets and call 911 if they see anything suspicious.

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