|Battery in Broad Daylight|
|Tuesday, 18 September 2007 05:26|
Appalachian State University Police are still looking for a man they say is responsible for a Sunday sexual battery in the State Farm Parking lot in Boone.
While there is no way to know whether it’s connected to a string of incidents in the Raley Parking Lot this year, there are some distinct differences according to University Police Chief Gunther Doerr.
While previous incidents involved someone running up to females and attempting to pull their pants down, this incident seems a little more serious, Doerr says.
The unidentified suspect is believed to have approached a female student around 2 p.m. grabbing her from behind. He is alleged to have put his hand over her mouth while wearing a black ski glove. After the student screamed, he is believed to have fled toward the Greenway Trail.
The fact that the battery happened in broad daylight disturbs Doerr.
It takes a "brazen" suspect, he says, to do something like that with all the activity on State Farm Road.
Patrols in the area are stepping up, and while police have received several tips, they’re still looking for more information.
The suspect, believed to be in his late 20s to early 30s, is approximately 5’9” tall, weighs 180 lbs and has a medium build with dark brown hair. He was wearing a white tee shirt.
A composite is available on www.goblueridge.net.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crimestoppers at 828-262-4555.
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