New Bedford Police report a fifteen year old girl was attacked at a bus stop this morning.Police report a teenager was approached by man who attacked and stole her back pack . Police report the girl reportedly suffered scratches and minor bruises during a scuffle with the suspect.She was able to break free from the suspect and no other injuries were reported.

According to police, the suspect is described as a "tanned" white male, thin and about six-foot-two, in his late teens or early twenties, with short, dirty blonde hair and possibly with facial hair . He was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt and black pants.

The van is described as a silver or gray Ford Transit Connect van, with maroon lettering on the side, possibly a business van according to police. Its license plate may have had the number 4 somewhere in its plate sequence. If you have any information please call the Police,  contact Detective Stephen Taylor at 508-991-6300.