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Groton police say woman was "grabbed" on walking trail

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Police say the woman was on a walking on a trail near Arrowwood Drive on Saturday morning when she was approached. (WFSB) Police say the woman was on a walking on a trail near Arrowwood Drive on Saturday morning when she was approached. (WFSB)
GROTON, CT (WFSB) -

Groton police are investigating after a woman was grabbed by a man in broad daylight on Saturday.

Police say the woman was on a walking on a trail near Arrowwood Drive on Saturday morning when she was approached.

Neighbor Richard Stanley said he was surprised when Groton police showed up at his door on Saturday morning.

“The police showed up yesterday and they were going door-to-door blanketing the whole area,” Stanley said.

Officers canvassed the neighborhoods around Arrowwood Drive, which is a Navy sub-base housing area.

"It is still kind of surprising though that in broad daylight, 8:30 in the morning, that somebody would just try to do something like this,” Stanley said.

Investigators said the woman was walking when the man came up to her and grabbed her. She started screaming as he took off.

The woman described the suspect as being a man in his early to mid-20s with light brown hair, which was a military-style cut. He is about 5 feet 10 inches tall and between 150 and 170 pounds.

Stanley said he doesn’t worry about his family’s safety in the neighborhood but will be more vigilant.

"It kind of opens our eyes just a little bit. We never let our kids run around out here without any kind of adult supervision as it is anyways, but now, more so, we'll keep a look out for suspicious things or suspicious people,” Stanley said.

Groton police are urging anyone with information to give them a call at 860-441-6712.

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