This story has been updated to include a sketch of the suspect being sought in the crime.
Law enforcement authorities are investigating an attempted sexual assault in Lawrence Township on Oct. 8.
The Lawrence Township Police Department and Mercer County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit said in a release that the victim—an adult female—was approached by an unknown male as she attempted to enter her residence at about 11:30 p.m. in the 200 block of Bakers Basin Road.
She attempted to get away, but the suspect tackled her on the roadway.
He then dragged her off the road to a wooded area along Bakers Basin Road in the vicinity of the Delaware & Raritan Canal, physically assaulted her and attempted to sexually assault her. The victim was able to fight off her attacker and run to a nearby business where employees called the police.
The suspect is described as a male in his 30s, about six feet tall with a thin build. He had brown eyes, a dark mustache and a full, close-cropped beard. The suspect was last seen wearing a dark-colored, pullover hoodie and dark-colored sweatpants.
Police have increased patrols in the area after the incident.
The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to contact Lawrence Police Det. Sean Kerins at (609) 896-1111 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Detective Alicia Bergondo of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit at (609) 989-6568 or email@example.com.