Morristown police search for man who attempted to steal student’s backpack

Morristown police are looking for a man they say approached a child under suspicious circumstances.

News 12 Staff

Oct 17, 2022, 9:54 PM

Updated 642 days ago

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Morristown police are looking for a man they say approached a child under suspicious circumstances.
Police say a male student was walking to school in the area of Sussex Avenue and Mills Street when a man tried to grab the student’s backpack.
They say the student was able to hold on to it and continued on to the school where he reported the incident.
Police say that the man is white or Hispanic and is approximately 5 feet, 4 inches tall. He has brown hair and diamond stud earrings in both ears. He was last seen wearing a black shirt with yellow or orange stripes.
Anyone who may have information is asked to call Morristown police at 973-538-2200.


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