Burlington Police are looking for a suspect who attacked a woman early Saturday, September 24, 2011.

It happened near the corner of Hungerford and College Streets about 12:15 a.m. Police say the suspect was acting in a lewd manner and grabbed a woman walking by. She was able to get away and was physically unharmed.

The suspect is described as a white male, about 25 to 30 years old. He has short brown hair and was wearing rain coat.

Call the Burlington Police Department if you have any information at 658-2704.

It is important to take precautions for your own safety at all times, and especially when walking at night.  Be aware of your surroundings; walk with at least one other person; report suspicious activities to police; call 911 if you witness criminal or threatening activity.

If you want to leave an anonymous tip, go to http://www.uvm.edu/police/ and use the tip411 form or text your tip to 847411 (tip411) and include the keyword UVM in your message.

"Crime Awareness" is an integral component of "crime prevention." Knowledge that crimes occur encourages communities to actively participate in crime prevention efforts (e.g., locking doors, walking with others at night and through dark areas, reporting suspicious activity to police) and, therefore, creates a safer environment. Lack of information invites complacency. The following messages were approved for campus-wide distribution by Chief Lianne M. Tuomey of the UVM Department of Police Services to alert you to an incident, to promote safety on campus and, in part, to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1990.