Police: Man on the loose after sexually assaulting woman on playground

Police are searching for a man they say sexually assaulted a woman in broad daylight Monday on a Bowie, Md. playground.

BOWIE, MD. (WUSA9) - Police are searching for a man they say sexually assaulted a woman in broad daylight Monday on a Bowie, Md. playground.

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The incident happened around 4:30 p.m. in the area of Jennings Mill Drive and Jennings Lane. According to Prince George’s County police, the woman was jogging when a man grabbed her and sexually assaulted her on the playground. The victim was able to break free from the suspect and ran from the area.

Wednesday, police released a video of a man on a bicycle who they would like to talk to regarding this sexual assault. Police also went back out to the neighborhood Wednesday evening to talk to neighbors and hand out flyers. 

People who live in the area are very upset about the incident, some have lived there for more than ten years and say they have never had anything like this happen. 

"This is a family community around here. We kind of look out for one another, but that concerns me being close to my home because I have a young daughter and a wife. I'm very concerned about having someone in our community who is at large who is preying on young females if you will," said Greg Flowers, who lives in the neighborhood.

Police described the suspect as an African American male, heavy-set and was wearing a gray hooded shirt and black pants.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to call the Sexual Assault Unit at (301) 772-4908. Callers can remain anonymous by calling CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). You may also text “PGPD plus your tips” to CRIMES (274537) on your cell phone or go www.pgcrimesolvers.comand submit a tip online.

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