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State Police release sketch of man suspected of grabbing, chasing a teen in Ithaca

ITHACA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - State Police have released a composite sketch of a man suspected of grabbing and chasing a teenage girl in the town of Ithaca.

They began investigating the case on Aug. 29 around 3 p.m. when they received a report that a man had pulled over and tried to seize a teenage girl in front of Trinity Lutheran Church on Honness Lane in the town of Ithaca.

When the teen pulled away, the man reportedly chased her until she escaped him.

The suspect then left the area.

Witnesses told police the man was driving a white SUV – possibly an older model Toyota Highlander.

The man was described as a while male with brown or red, short hair and beard, but no mustache. He is approximately 6-foot-2.

If you have any information that might help State Police in their investigation, call (607) 347-4463.

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