Woman Assaulted In North End

BOSTON (CBS) – Boston police are looking for a man wanted for an assault in the North End early Saturday morning.

Investigators say a woman was attacked in the area of Garden Court and Fleet Street around 2:30 a.m.

She was on her way home when a man approached her, struck up a conversation and then tried to get into her building.

WBZ-TV’s Jim Smith reports

When she wouldn’t let him in, the man “indecently assaulted her,” according to police.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports

Police describe the man they’re searching for as a

  • White Hispanic male
  • Gelled back hair
  • About 5’6”
  • 150 lbs (slim build)
  • Wearing a blue pinned striped shirt
  • Brown khaki pants

At this point, authorities aren’t sure if this incident is linked to other assaults in the North End over the past couple of years which have not been solved.

Anyone with information should call police at (617) 343-4400 or (617) 343-4248.

You can also call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

  • Italo

    WHY are these people walking around at 2:30 am, anywhere?? Even guys should be careful, there are nuts out there who would want to mug anybody — so this isn’t being a chauvinistic post. I realize this woman could’ve been coming home from work, and maybe has no personal transportation…but at that hour, take a cab for freakin’ sake. I hope that she turns out to be ok, b/c there is no excuse for that happening and nobody deserves that. But, people: you are living in a major city, do not walk around, or walk home, in the middle of the night like that, not alone anyways and try to get transportation!

    • BostonGal

      Wait a minute!…. I lived on that exact corner from 1991 until almost 2009…and came home from work many times earky in the AM…no problems. The woman may have in fact JUST gotten out of a cab, as I often did. Don’t blame HER!!
      The police do NOT always have a great enough presence, I will say, however – and they often took too long to respond many times.

  • Sarah Wells

    Sexual assault is not a deportable crime in Massachusetts. So this guy has nothing to worry about. We just need to appreciate the diversity this man offers.

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