BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Police in New Jersey have released a sketch of a suspect wanted in connection with an assault in Bridgewater last week.

A woman told police she was sitting on the back porch of her North Mountain Avenue home around 10 p.m. last Wednesday when a man confronted her and began beating her with a blunt force object, officials said.

The woman managed to escape by running inside the residence, officials said. She was later treated for cuts and bruises at a hospital and released.

Law enforcement officials searched for the suspect, but could not find him.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100, the Bridgewater Township Police Department at (908) 722-4111, or the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All calls will be kept confidential.

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