Police investigate jogger attacks in south Charlotte

by: Catherine Bilkey Updated:


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police are looking for a man who assaulted two joggers and tried to grab a third woman in south Charlotte. They have increased patrols near a walking trail off Fairview Road.
“I'm glad they're here,” Adrienne Matthews, a parent, said.
Police said a man in a blue hooded sweatshirt and black athletic shorts yelled at two women running near the tunnel under the 7800 block of Fairview Road Friday. He told them to run in the opposite direction.  When they stopped, police said he hit both of them with his fist.
“It's all very concerning,” Robin Williams, a parent, said.
Police said the day after, an 18-year-old was jogging in the same area when a man tried to grab her.
“We have a lot of young kids that are around here, and it seems bold,” Williams said. “I hope they're able to find out who it is soon.”
The assailant is described as a white man with a medium build, in his mid-to-late 20s. He’s clean-shaven with dark eyebrows. He may have had an older style black bicycle with him.
Investigators are asking for anyone who may have witnessed or has information concerning the incident to call CrimeStoppers at 704-334-1600.

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