At tonight’s North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council Public Safety meeting, Boston Police reported that another indecent attack against a woman occurred this week on Salem St. in the North End.
On Monday, November 1st at 4:30 pm, a woman reported that a man came up behind her as she was entering her apartment building on Salem Street. As she was entering the hallway, the man grabbed her from behind, touching her inappropriately. The woman screamed and the suspect ran down Charter St. and then over to Henchman St.
Captain O’Rourke said, “the circumstances are similar to past incidents, but the time of day is different.”
Past incidents have been at night, but the sequence of events is the same. The suspect approaches a woman, grabs/touches her, then runs away when the woman screams or fights back.
The suspect is also described in a similar manner: 25-30 years old, around 5’ 6” in height, stocky, Hispanic or dark-skinned and black hair. At the time, he was wearing a blue Red Sox cap, zippered sweatshirt and blue jeans.
Because victim identities are classified in sexual assaults, the police would only say that the incident occurred in the “high numbers” on Salem St. which is near the Old North Church. Police have increased patrols around the area.
“These types of incidents continue to rear their ugly head in the North End,” said O’Rourke. “With the added patrols, we are hoping that we get a call or can respond in time to make an identification. There is no guarantee this is the same guy, but the type of attack is very familiar.”