Ferndale Police seek man for attempted sexual assault of 7-Eleven worker

Police in Ferndale said they're searching for a man who loitered around a 7-Eleven for about 30 minutes before trying to sexually assault a 7-Eleven employee.

According to Ferndale Police, they were called to the 7-Eleven at 9 Mile and Pinecrest around 5 a.m. Tuesday morning after a man tried to sexually assault the clerk.

Police said the man entered the store around 4:30 a.m. and was either inside or standing out front for about 30 minutes before he tried to sexually assault the clerk.

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The clerk resisted and the suspect ran off. Police could not find the suspect but reviewed the surveillance video. Police said the suspect is a Black man, between 25 and 35 years old, standing about 6 feet tall, medium build, and has shorter dreadlocks.

The man was also wearing multicolored pants and a white oversized v-neck t-shirt, possibly with a character from The Simpsons.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Ferndale Police Department at 248-541-3650.

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Police in Ferndale released surveillance images of a man wanted for the attempted sexual assault of a 7-Eleven employee Tuesday morning