Man Forces Woman Into Van, Attacks Her: Police

Police are searching for a man who they say pulled a woman into a van and then attacked her.

Police say a woman was walking through the Lake Riviera section of Brick Township, New Jersey Friday morning when she was suddenly approached by a white work van with tinted windows.

The passenger of the van allegedly exited the vehicle, grabbed the woman, and forced her inside. Once inside, the suspect allegedly struck the woman several times in the torso with what she described as a “piece of steel.”

Police say the suspect then took out a box cutter but the woman managed to escape as the van continued north on Georgia Drive. The woman ran to a nearby home, knocked on the door and then asked the resident to call police.

The woman told police that the man who grabbed and attacked her was wearing a blue navy sweatshirt and black pants. Police released a sketch of the suspect.

The woman also described the driver as a man with possibly blonde hair who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

If you have any information on the suspects, please call Detective James Burgess of the Brick Township Police Department at 732-262-1115. You can also call the Brick Township Police Department directly at 732-262-1100. 

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