Durham woman says man on bike grabbed her butt on Ellerbe Creek Trail

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A woman who was running on the Ellerbee Creek Trail told police a cyclist stopped and groped her.

Northgate Park is a park with playgrounds and families there to enjoy the outdoors.

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"We come here once a week, once every two weeks," said mom of three Diana Medoff.

She and other parkgoers were surprised to hear that on Sunday a woman was attacked on Ellerbe Creek Trail.

Durham police are searching for the man accused of sexually assaulting a woman Sunday afternoon.

According to the victim, she was running on the trail near Northgate Park about 3 p.m. when a man rode by her on a bicycle.

She said he then turned around, rode up to her, and grabbed her buttocks; she screamed and he rode away.

The suspect was described as a black male, 18 to 20 years old, 5' 8" to 5' 10," and 150 to 160 pounds.

He was wearing a gray or white hoodie, camo pants, and a backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigator Mussatti at (919) 560-4440, ext. 29349.

Durham police said residents should be vigilant, and added they should not run or walk alone and should carry a cellphone with them at all times.

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