Brewer police seek help identifying man involved in assault

Posted May 31, 2011, at 3:49 p.m.

BREWER, Maine — Police are looking for a man who attacked a woman on South Main Street early Sunday and are asking the public for help in identifying him, Brewer police Detective Sgt. Jay Munson said on Tuesday.

“It was a simple assault,” he said. “Basically, he grabbed her and tried to knock her down.”

The motive for the attack, whether it was an attempted robbery, sexual assault or another crime, is not known, Munson said.

The victim, described only as in her 30s, did not require medical attention but was shaken by the reported assault, which happened at around 3:30 a.m. near the junction of Abbot and South Main streets, he said.

The man police are looking for is described as a thin, 5-foot-6-inch white male without facial hair who last was seen wearing a blue T-shirt and bluejean shorts.

Brewer police contacted the Maine State Police and Detective Scott Bryant, who works out of the Augusta barracks, to work with the woman to create a composite drawing of the man.

“The Brewer Police Department is seeking assistance from the public in identifying this individual and also in speaking with anyone who was in the area of Abbot and South Main Streets in Brewer during this time period that saw anything suspicious,” Brewer police Capt. Jason Moffitt said in a press release.

Those with information about this incident can call the Brewer Police Department at 989-7001.