Suspect sought in failed abduction of female jogger

November 22, 1994|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer

State police are seeking information about a man who tried to abduct a 40-year-old female jogger in the Manchester area early yesterday morning.

Investigators said the woman reported she was jogging on Wentz Road near Hanover Pike just before sunrise when a shiny black utility-type vehicle with a tan interior -- perhaps a Ford Explorer or Chevrolet Blazer -- stopped near her.

She told police the driver jumped out of his vehicle and chased her, grabbing her by her clothing and dragging her back to his truck. As he tried to force her into the vehicle, the jogger said she fought off her assailant and was able to escape.

Police said the woman suffered minor cuts and scratches, but refused immediate hospital treatment.

Investigators said she described the suspect as white, in his mid-30s, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a stocky build. He had dark brown, collar-length hair and was wearing blue jeans, a flannel shirt, a zip-up gray sweat shirt and tan work boots.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to notify the state police criminal investigation division at (410) 876-8989.

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