Trumbull police looking for man suspected of punching, grabbing boy (UPDATE)
The Trumbull Police Department is still looking for the man who allegedly assaulted a nine-year-old boy in the Twin Brooks Park area around noon Monday, Oct. 12.
The suspect, who was described as a 20-year-old white male with dark hair in a blue t-shirt and gray shorts, punched the boy in the stomach, kicked him in the knee and tried to grab him, according to radio reports and a police press release.
The boy told the police at the scene that he was riding his bike in the park with a young female but the two had become separated briefly.
According to the report, the boy led police to the area where the assault occurred and that location was a parking lot near the east pavilion.
"The boy said the male came at him, kicked him in the leg and punched him in the stomach," the release said. "The male reportedly tried to pin him to the ground but was unable to. The suspect fled when the boy’s young companion came over and the two children then ran to find their parents who were nearby."
Police said that the boy did complain of leg pain after the assault and was evaluated at the scene by Trumbull EMS.
Trumbull police sent several unites to the area and was also assisted by a Stratford K-9 officer who tracked the area.
No suspects or witnesses were located during the search of the area and surrounding streets.
The Trumbull Police Department is asking for anyone who may have information related to this incident to please contact them at 203-261-3665.
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