Bunker Hills Park assault: Sketch released of suspect who allegedly beat, robbed teen girl [IMAGE]
Authorities have released a sketch of the suspect who allegedly assaulted and robbed a teen girl in Bunker Hills Park in Andover just after 5 p.m. Tuesday.
The Anoka County Sheriff's Office says the 17-year-old girl was walking by herself near an overlook on County Road C Parkway and looking at her phone when the suspect ran up from behind her, dragged her into the woods, beat her up, and robbed her. He told the girl he would kill her if she screamed. The victim wasn't sexually assaulted.
Here's a sketch of the suspect, who is described as being between 25 and 35 years old, of medium height and slender build, and between 175-200 pounds:
In a Pioneer Press report, Anoka County Sheriff's Office spokesman Paul Sommer said, "This was a brazen attack and we are concerned that if he was willing to do this [in broad daylight], what else would he do?"
Regarding the incident itself, Sommer said the victim "was isolated from others. She was in a densely wooded area along a path, and was distracted by using her cell phone, and the attacker took advantage of all of those circumstances," according to a KSTP report.
The girl was taken to the hospital for treatment and is expected to recover from her injuries.
Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the Anoka County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division at 763-427-1212.
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