Milford police seek suspects after young joggers were inappropri - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Milford police seek suspects after young joggers were inappropriately touched

Posted: Updated:
(WFSB photo) (WFSB photo)

Separate incidents of juvenile female joggers being touched by a man in Milford are under investigation by police.

Now police are asking parents to speak to their children about safety.

"It's not good as a parent to hear that on your block," said Tim Carroll, a father of two children. "I think we have a safe town, so hopefully the police are heavily involved and doing their job to try to find the suspect."

Officers said the first incident happened Nov. 15 around 6 p.m. in the area of Beach Avenue near Chapel Street.

The jogger said a man inappropriately touched her as she ran by him.

The suspect was described as being in his 20s with a thin build and wearing a leather jacket.

The second incident happened on Nov. 16 around 4 p.m. in the Grant Street area.

A different jogger said she was also inappropriately touched by a man who ran up behind her as she was running.

The suspect in this case was described as a man in his 20s, standing about 5'10" tall with brown hair and wearing sunglasses. The victim told police she also saw the suspect in an older model four-door black vehicle before the incident happened.

"We're not gonna discourage them from running, exercising on their own, but if they are going to do something or choose to do so, [we] just want them to take some precautions, and the first one would be is to not hesitate to call us at all," said Officer Mike DeVito, Milford police.

Police have not said whether the suspect in both incidents is the same man. They said they happened miles apart.

"Their descriptions are pretty similar," DeVito said. "[It] could be the same party, but there's still a possibility they could both be isolated." 

Anyone with information about the two incidents is asked to call the police department at 203-878-6551 or 203-783-4771.

Copyright 2015 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.