Police: Masked man indecently assaulted female jogger

Another attack on runner reported in West Bay

In the latest in a series of indecent assaults on female joggers in the district of West Bay, police are investigating an attack on a woman as she jogged along the Esterley Tibbetts Highway on Sunday.

The woman was running near the junction with Willie Farrington Drive around 7 a.m. when a masked man ran up behind her and grabbed her and then ran off, police reported.

The man is described as being about 5 feet, 6 inches tall, in his early 20s, with medium brown complexion, and wearing all black.

Following this most recent attack, police are suggesting that women exercise with a second person whenever possible.
Earlier attacks

On Oct. 13, 2015, a woman was jogging on Bonneville Drive near the entrance to The Shores when a man, who was barefoot, attacked her, throwing her to the ground and assaulting her, at about 5:30 a.m. The man ran off when she screamed.

Two other assaults occurred in May, and another in July, involving a man on a bicycle who had grabbed and molested women, usually in the early hours of the morning as they were walking or running in West Bay.

A similar assault, also carried out by a man on a bicycle, occurred in November 2014, but the woman who was molested only reported the assault in May last year when she heard that other women had been attacked.

CCTV footage of the man on the bike was released by police, but no one was arrested in connection with the assaults.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the West Bay police station at 949-3999 or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477.