(Yaphank NY)- Suffolk County Police have released a photograph of a vehicle that they believe a person of interest was driving, in connection to a recent attack of a woman, on the Port Jefferson Station Greenway. The vehicle is a dark-colored 2019-2020 Hyundai Elantra with a sunroof. Anyone with information is asked to call Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
Photo: Suffolk County Police Public Information Office
Below is the original story that ran on October 23, 2020
(Port Jefferson Station, NY)- Suffolk County Police say a woman was attacked by a man while walking on the Setauket-Port Jefferson Trail. Officials say a 54-year-old woman was walking on the Greenway Trail about a quarter mile from the eastern entrance in Port Jefferson Station at approximately 11:30 in the morning on Tuesday, October 21st at the time of the attack. Authorities say the attacker tackled the woman to the ground and put his hand over her mouth and made comments that were sexual in nature. The man fled toward the trail entrance when the woman screamed as they were approached by another walker. The attacker has been described as a Black man in his 30’s, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and heavyset. He was wearing a black sweatshirt with green sweatpants with a black stripe down the side. The woman was not injured. Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.