Troy police investigating after woman assaulted while taking out trash

Posted at 2:02 PM, Sep 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-27 18:18:56-04

Troy police are asking for the public's help to find the man who is accused of assaulting a woman on September 18 around 10 p.m. at an apartment complex on Crooks. 

Police say a woman was taking out her trash in the 2000 block of Crooks when she noticed the suspect out of the corner of her eye. The suspect then starting running toward her carrying an unknown object as she walked to the dumpster, according to police.

Troy police say the suspect grabbed the victim's arm, saying "Shhh. Don't say anything." After the victim screamed, the suspect let her go and left the scene. 

The suspect put on a black ski mask before running up to the victim, according to police. He's described as a white male, around 30 years old, 5' 10" with light brown, short hair. He was wearing a black/gray sweatshirt and khaki shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 248-524-0777.