WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) – Police are investigating after a woman says she was attacked while running in the area of South Park Drive in Wilmington, Delaware.
Authorities say around 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 22, a 28-year-old female was running in the area of the swinging bridge when she was pushed to the ground by an unknown male.READ MORE: Camden County Issues Code Blue Due To How Cold It Will Get Tuesday Night
Police say the man tried to sexually assault the victim, but she was able to fight him off.
Prior to fleeing on foot, authorities say the suspect took some of the victim’s personal property.
The victim was assisted by another runner in the area, who contacted police.READ MORE: Trial Resumes In Harrisburg Tuesday That Could Impact How Pennsylvania Funds Public Schools
Several responding Uniform Services Division officers assisted along with members of the Criminal Investigations Division.
Police say the only suspect description available is a short, black male, approximately 30-years-old and wearing dark clothing.
Authorities say the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Jamie Tobin at 302-576-3643.MORE NEWS: Teen Victim Speaks Out For First Time Following Racially Motivated Attack Aboard SEPTA Train
Police also urge citizens to run or walk in pairs in possible and to do so in well lit areas.