Police are looking for a man in his late 20’s who committed an assault on Tuesday evening. The victim is a 36-year-old Wheaton woman who police have not identified.
On Friday, police said the woman was jogging on Poplar Run Drive at around 9:15 p.m. As she passed a man walking in the opposite direction, the man threw her to the ground.
The man hit her in the face, breaking her orbital bone, according to Montgomery County Police Officer Janelle Smith.
Police believe the attacker is about 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing about 165 pounds. He had wavy black hair and was clean shaven, according to a police statement about the attack.
The man was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black basketball shorts, and sneakers, according to a flier distributed with a composite image of the attacker’s face.
The man held her down, and told her to “shut up.” The woman screamed, alerting her boyfriend, who was nearby, according to Smith. When the boyfriend approached, the attacker ran off.
Smith said she did not know the victim’s current condition, but she was not sexually assaulted.
“We may never know [his motive],” she said.
Police are asking anyone with information about the attack to call 240-773-5530. Crime Solvers, at 866-411-8477, is offering up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest or indictment in the case.