Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sexual assault attempt reported at Cape May County beach

Police are investigating an attempted sexual assault reported Sunday night at a Cape May County beach.

Officers from the Middle Township Police Department responded around 11 p.m. to the Hideaway Beach Condominium campground in Goshen, police said.

They were met by a 49-year-old woman, who told investigators an unknown man grabbed her on the beach at the end of Cooks Beach Road, ripping her shirt.

Police said the suspect tried to remove the victim's shorts, but she was able to break free and run to her car.

The suspect is described as a 5-foot-8-inch- to 5-foot-10-inch-tall, slender, white male with shoulder-length curly or wavy hair.

Police are also looking for three possible witnesses, described white males in their early 20s, who were working on a small boat that was on a trailer attached to a pickup truck or SUV.

Investigators said the men might have been in the area that night and might have seen or heard the attack.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Middle Township Police Department at 609-465-8700, or to contact Cape May County Crime Stoppers at 609-465-2800.


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