ORIGINAL STORY: A woman walking Monday morning on a trail in Tredyffrin Township was stalked by a man on a mountain bike, Tredyffrin Township Police said.
The woman was walking her dogs on a trail near the Treyburn development off of Old Eagle School Road in Wayne, police said, when a man on a mountain bike approached her from behind.
When the woman left the trail, the man followed her. The woman was able to get away, police said, and no assault occurred.
The man is described as in his 30s, about 5-foot-10, with a dark complexion and wide face. He has short, black hair and was clean-shaven. He wore a grey baseball cap, a black T-shirt, dark jeans and older white sneakers. He rode a grey mountain bike.
Tredyffrin Police continue to investigate an attempted assault the occurred on the same trail May 12.
“We will diligently follow up on each and every lead in this case," said Anthony Giaimo, Superintendent of Police. "I urge all residents to report any and all suspicious activity and remember to think of your safety first when on the trail. We recommend residents to travel in pairs and to keep their cell phones with them.”
In the May case, a woman jogging on the trail encountered a man sitting on a curb who asked for her help. When she neared him, he grabbed her and threw her to the ground.
The man attempted to sexually assault the jogger, but she was able to escape and call police. Tredyffrin Township Police responded with K-9 units, but were unable to locate the man.
The Tredyffrin Township Police Department is urging anyone with information to contact the Tredyffrin Township Detective Division, Det. Michael Carsello at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-408-3670, or Det. James Konieczny at email@example.com or 610-408-3647.