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May 19, 2016

Woman attacked while running in Camden County's Berlin Park

Victim escaped and locked herself in vehicle, police say

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Berlin Park in Berlin Borough, Camden County.

A man attacked a woman running through tranquil Berlin Park in South Jersey on Thursday morning, spurring police to urge vigilance by residents in the area.

The victim, a woman in her 20s, was running in the Camden County park in Berlin Borough at about 9 a.m. when she was assaulted from behind by a white man.

She was able to flee from him and lock herself in her vehicle until help arrived.

The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Berlin police are seeking assistance from the public.

Detectives are actively investigating.

More information regarding the suspect and the incident will be provided when it becomes available, according to the Camden County Prosector's Office.

Berlin Park, situated between the White Horse Pike, New Freedom Road and Park Drive, is about 150 acres and has a bike path of just under two miles. The Great Egg Harbor River is a part of the park.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Matt Barber at 856-225-5166 or Berlin Borough Police Detective Sgt. Mike Scheer at 856-767-4700.

Information may also be emailed to