TREDYFFRIN, Pa. (CBS) – Police now say a reported stalking incident in Chester County is likely not connected to a May 2014 attempted sexual assault in the same area.
Tredyffrin Township police were investigating after a woman reported being stalked while walking her dogs in Chester County on Monday.
At approximately 8:30 a.m., the female said she was followed by a male on the trail that runs through the Treyburn Development bordered by Old Eagle School Road on the west, Pugh Road to the south, County Line Road to the east and by the Evolve Corporate Center/Devon Park Drive to the north in the Wayne section of Tredyffrin Township.
The woman noticed the man and proceeded off the trail. The suspect is said to have also veered off the trail and continued to follow her, but she was able to escape.
The man was reportedly riding a gray mountain bike with light-colored lettering and had a dark windbreaker wrapped around the handlebars. He is described as being in his mid-30s with a medium build and is said to have a dark complexion and a wider face. The suspect is reportedly about 5’10”, with short black hair and a clean shaven face. He is said to have been wearing a gray baseball cap, a black t-shirt, long dark blue jeans and older white colored sneakers.
While no assault occurred, police were looking into the incident since an attempted sexual assault occurred on the same trail back in May. That incident involved a female jogger who was accosted by a male with a dark complexion who was on foot.
While police had said earlier that the description of the alleged stalker seemed quite similar to that of the suspect wanted for the May attempted assault, they later said they’d questioned a person matching Monday’s suspect description. That man was cleared of any wrongdoing and police say the Monday incident is not related to the May attempted assault.
Police also said they continue to investigate the May 2014 attempted sexual assault and that anyone with information is urged to contact police.