Woman grabbed while taking out the trash in Troy describes the attack to 7 Action News

Posted at 11:18 PM, Sep 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-27 23:18:14-04

A 22-year-old woman is thankful she was not hurt when a man wearing a ski mask attacked her on September 18th.

Sara Trombly says she was taking out the garbage when a man grabbed her, and told her, "Shhhhh, don't say anything."

She was able to scream and run away, avoiding any injury.

Trombly told us, "I looked on the wall and saw this dark shadow starting to run towards me."

The University of Detroit Mercy student tells us the man had been hanging out in the common area of Amber Apartments on Crooks Road in Troy, and also waited for her to throw out the garage before striking.

She doesn't understand why the suspect let her see his face.

Trombly says, "Someone who regularly does this, wouldn't let me see his face, wouldn't let me go. I don't know why he decided to attack me."

Police released a sketch Tuesday afternoon, hoping to find any more leads. The suspect is described as a white man, 30-years old, 5'10", heavy set, brown hair, wearing a grey sweatshirt and khaki shorts.