A third groping incident reported this year in Princeton

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A 24-year-old woman was groped on Linden Lane in Princeton on Saturday morning, July 27, just before 10 a.m., police said. A man grabbed her buttocks from behind and then ran away.

Police said this is the third such groping incident this year, and that there are 10 other similar reported groping incidents dating back to possibly 2014. Planet Princeton counted 13 incidents from previous stories.

The victim described the assailant as a male with medium length black hair. He was short with a stocky build, and was wearing a neon yellow polo shirt and jeans. Police said the victim described the man as looking like a Hispanic. Police did not have more information about the man’s skin tone or other features.

Police are seeking the public’s help identifying the man. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the incidents should contact Det. Luis Navas at 609-921-2100 ext. 2175 or to email him at lnavas@princetonnj.gov Confidential tips can be made by calling 609-688-2049.

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

4 Comments

  1. My recommendation is that the police dispatch an officer in drag, fitted with uncommonly appealing prosthetic buttocks, to parade up and down that street and effectuate an arrest as soon as the inevitable occurs. This valuable law-enforcement consulting is offered at no charge to the town.

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