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Runner assaulted in Suffolk Meadows

Suffolk police are looking for a teenager in connection with the assault of a runner Wednesday night.

Police say that just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, a 23-year-old woman was running on Lord’s Lane in the Suffolk Meadows neighborhood when she was grabbed and thrown to the ground.

When the woman screamed, the suspect struck her in the face several times, city spokeswoman Debbie George said. He ran from the area when vehicles approached on the roadway.

The victim did not suffer serious injuries, George added.

Police are looking for a black male, 5’5” to 5’7” tall, about 16 to 18 years old. He was wearing a black T-shirt and basketball shorts when the crime occurred.

Anyone who has information is asked to call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers to Crime Line never have to give their names or appear in court, and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.