The Aurora Police Department is alerting area residents of two recent battery incidents involving female joggers in the area of Phillips Park in Aurora.
In both incidents, the male offender was riding a bicycle when he approached a female jogger and slapped her on the buttocks as she was running. The offender then fled the area on his bicycle.
The first incident took place at around 9:40 a.m. Tuesday, June 16, in the area of the Phillips Park dog park, in the 1000 block of Pleasant Place.
The second incident took place at around 10 a.m. Saturday, June 20, on the Phillips Park path at Morningside Avenue and Smith Boulevard.
According to an Aurora Police Department news release, the offender is described as a black male, 20 to 30 years old, about 5 feet, 11 inches tall and 150 pounds. He was wearing black pants, a navy blue T-shirt with a scarf or cloth on his head. He was riding a blue/gray 10-speed bicycle.
If you encounter this man or a similar situation, police ask that you:
- Dial 911 immediately and remain on scene when safe to do so.
- Always be aware of your surroundings and be cautious of contact with unknown persons.
- Provide as much information as possible to the police. Remember any unique physical characteristics of the offender (i.e., scars, tattoos, acne).
- Never pursue a fleeing offender.
If you have any information about either of these incidents, contact the Aurora Police Department’s Investigations Division 630-256-5500.
SOURCE: Aurora Police Department news release