YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A $2,500 reward is being offered to help authorities catch the man who sexually assaulted two Cliffside Park girls after breaking into their home.
PHOTOS, IMAGE COURTESY: Bergen County Prosecutor, Cliffside Park PD
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Cliffside Park Police Department also released images of a necklace he dropped while fleeing and said they suspect he’s Eastern European.
The string-type necklace has an attached piece of circular black colored cloth with “serv_n” engraved on it. The second-to-last letter is missing.
Investigators believe this is a clue to his name.
Take a good look at the sketch, produced soon after the intruder sexually assaulted the girls — both under 12 — before being chased off by their mother.
He is described as:
White/ light skinned;
• 18-25 years old;
• 5’7” to 5’10”;
• Brown or dark hair;
• Wearing blue jeans, dark-colored hooded sweatshirt
The girls’ mother called police at 6 a.m. Feb. 22 after waking up, interrupting the attacks and chasing the intruder out the front door, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli and Cliffside Park Police Chief Donald Keane said.
“At that time, a passerby in a motor vehicle heard the homeowner screaming to stop” the assailant and ran after him, both men said in a release. Others on the 400 block of Washington Avenue, seeing what was happening, joined in.
The attacker headed west, turned south on Grove Street and then bolted into a backyard at the corner of Lincoln Avenue before vanishing (see map).COURTESY: bing.com
Both victims were medically evaluated, treated and released.
Cliffside Park Police are also investigating attempted break-ins in the same neighborhood — the 300 blocks of Washington and Lincoln avenues — moments before the attacks.
If you recognize or know him, authorities insist you don’t approach of confront him in any way. Dial 911 immediately and tell whomever answers what you know.
You can also:
CALL: Cliffside Park police at 201-945-3600 or the prosecutor’s SVU at 201-226-5620
TEXT: 551-265-3288 [VERIZON]
Federal Law Enforcement Foundation
, which posted the $2,500 reward, was created to provide financial support to the families of FBI agents killed in action. It has expanded to provide assistance in a variety of circumstances, depending on need.
HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MAN? Take a good look at this sketch, which authorities say depicts a dangerous intruder who broke into a Cliffside Park home and sexually assaulted two girls — both under 12 — before being chased off by their mother. READ MORE….
Thursday, 23 February 2012 13:32 Jerry DeMarco
Authorities are hoping the public can help catch a dangerous intruder who broke into a Cliffside Park home yesterday morning and sexually assaulting two girls — both under 12 — before being chased off by their mother. An intense manhunt is under way.
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