Red Bank police are investigating a report of an unidentified man trying to enter a car driven by a Red Bank Catholic senior while she was stopped downtown at a red light on Tuesday afternoon.


The 18-year-old driver, who was alone, drove through the red light to get away after the man tried opening a locked door to her car, said Lt. Stephen McCarthy of the detective division. She reported the incident to police when she reached her Middletown home.

The incident occurred shortly before the 4:25p report, at the intersection of Broad and Monmouth streets, according to McCarthy.

“At this point, we don’t know the intentions” of the man, McCarthy said, but police are treating as “a serious matter.”

The young woman told police that an unknown white male subject approached the passenger side of her car and attempted to open the rear door, which was locked.

She described the man as in his early 40’s, with close-cropped, almost-shaved blond hair and a medium build. She said he was wearing a light-colored plaid shirt over a solid shirt and beige pants or shorts. He was also said to be carrying a pink shopping bag.

Officers were dispatched to the area but no one matching the description was found.

Police ask that anyone who might have witnessed the incident or have any other information concerning it contact the detective division at 732-530-2719.

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