Police search for man after woman assaulted in Farmington

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Farmington police are searching for a man who they say assaulted a woman on Sept. 22, 2017.

FARMINGTON, Mich. - Police are looking for a man who they say assaulted a woman Friday in Farmington.

Police said the victim was walking to her apartment at the Jamestown apartment complex on Grand River Avenue, east of Halsted Road, at 8:30 p.m. when a man approached her and asked for a cigarette.

He then grabbed her and tried to cover her mouth, police said. The victim fended off the man and fled the scene on foot.

Police said she suffered minor injuries and did not require hospitalization.

"Clearly, we have a deranged individual lurking in our community," Farmington Public Safety Director Frank Demers said. "We will deploy the full resources of the department and enlist assistance from our neighboring law enforcement partners to identify and arrest this suspect.” 

Police used a K-9 unit in an attempt to track the man, but the search was unsuccessful.

The man is described as heavyset, white and 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall. He may be in his late 20s or early 30s, police said. He had a beard, mustache and scruffy hair.

He was wearing baggy pants and a dark gray or black T-shirt with a white Star Wars logo on the front, police said.

Police said he may have been driving a dark-colored compact sedan, possibly a Toyota Prius.

Anyone with information about the assault is asked to call police at 248-474-5500, extension 2246.

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