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The Boston Police are investigating a recent report of an assault and battery in the North End which occurred on August 21, 2010. Since that time, two additional women have come forward to report that they were approached by an individual with a similar description. Based on those descriptions, Boston Police are seeking to identify the individual portrayed in these two composite sketches. At this time, Boston Police believe that this is the same person.
The Boston Police would also like to take this opportunity to remind citizens, especially women, to remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings at all times.
- At about 3:20am, on Saturday, August 21, 2010, officers from Area A-1 (Downtown) responded to a radio call for an assault & battery in progress in the area of 196 Salem Street. On arrival, officers spoke with the victim who stated that she was sitting on the front steps of the above mentioned address when a male (described as a Hispanic male in his mid-twenties, about 5’10” tall, medium build, wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans) approached her and asked for a light. According to the victim, she and the suspect spoke for about 2 to 3 minutes and then she got up to leave. When she turned her back to go, the victim states that the suspect grabbed her from behind in what she described as a choke hold. At this point, the victim says she began screaming and the suspect let her go and took off on foot.
- At about 1:55am on August 20, 2010, a female victim reported that she was near her residence on Charter Street when she was approached by an unknown male described as Hispanic, 25 years old, medium build. 5’ 9’’ and spiked hair. The suspect began to ask her questions which made her uncomfortable. The victim’s friend came outside and the suspect then fled towards Hanover Street.
- At about 11:17pm on August 22, 2010, a female victim reports that she was in the area of Unity Street when a Hispanic male, 5’ 11’’ in a purple Lakers cap, approached her and began asking her questions. The victim fled towards Charter Street.
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is urged to contact Area A-1 detectives at (617) 343-4248.
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