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Police searching for suspect who tried to grope teen on way to school

Phoenix Police
Posted at 4:38 PM, Dec 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-13 19:03:16-05

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Police Department is searching for a man who allegedly tried to grope a female teen while she was walking to school.

Police say the incident happened Thursday around 7 a.m. near 40th Street and Bell Road.

The 14-year-old told police she was walking to school when a man that appeared to be jogging tried to grab her chest.

The victim says she then ran from the man and contacted a school resource officer on campus.

Officers searched the area for the man but were unable to find him.

Police say the suspect is described as a white male, 5'10", in his 30's and thin. He was wearing gray sweatpants, a gray sweatshirt, and a shirt with a circle on the front.

Police also say he was carrying a black backpack at the time.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Phoenix Police Department.