Rochester, NH Police Looking for Man Who Allegedly Grabbed Girl
Rochester police were still looking on Friday afternoon for a man who allegedly grabbed a girl while she was walking to school.
Capt. Todd Pinkham said that police are investigating and there are no updates to report yet.
On their Facebook page Thursday, an administrator wrote that the Rochester Police Department took a report of an unknown man who grabbed a girl as she was on her way to Rochester Middle School.
"The student was not physically harmed and was able to run away and report the incident to school authorities and the School Resource Officer when she arrived at school," the post says.
Police say the incident happened on Chestnut St in the area of the Rochester Fairgrounds.
The man, possibly in his 60’s, allegedly tried grabbing a hold of the girl's waist while near some bushes by a fence line.
The man is being described as an older, thin male, having wrinkly skin on his face and arms. He had scabby skin and open sores on his arms.
The man was wearing a traditional bandanna style dark face covering and had a gray beard coming out from under the face covering, according to police officials.
Pinkham said this type of criminal activity is unusual in Rochester.
"We don't receive many calls like this," Pinkham said on Friday.
Police are asking that anyone who lives in that area or was in that area between 7:00 and 7:30 a.m. that may have seen or heard anything which could be related to this incident, or anyone with any information pertaining to the incident, to contact them at 603-330-7128.
You can also provide information and remain anonymous by calling the Rochester Crime Line at 603-335-6500 or Text to: CRIMES (274637) Body of Text: TEXT4CASH + your tip. Cash rewards are offered for information that leads to an arrest.
Contact Managing News Editor Kimberley Haas at Kimberley.Haas@townsquaremedia.com.
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