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Police Release Sketch Of Suspect In Roxbury Teen Assaults

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Police are searching for this man. (Photo courtesy: Boston Police Department)

Police are searching for this man. (Photo courtesy: Boston Police Department)

BOSTON (CBS) – Police have released a sketch of the man they believe assaulted two teen girls within a 24-hour period in lower Roxbury.

Investigators say a 17-year-old girl, walking on Camden Street Monday, was approached by a man who grabbed her by the neck. The girl wrestled with him and screamed before escaping. The man took off.

Then on Tuesday at 7:25 p.m., another teenage girl was walking near Camden Street when she said a man approached her from behind and claimed he had a gun. The man tried to drag the girl to a secluded area but she escaped.

The suspect in the first attack is described as a Hispanic man in his late teens, 5’7″ and stocky. He’s said to have a medium complexion with a flat nose and a “baby face.”

The suspect in the second attack is described as a black, non-Hispanic man around 25-years-old who spoke with a Haitian accent. The victim said he was about 5’6″ with a medium build, wearing a brown top and light blue jeans.

In both incidents, the man commented on the physical appearance of the girls before or during the attack.

Police say the two incidents are related and that one man is responsible for both attacks.

If you recognize the man in the sketch, contact police at (617) 343-4400 or 1(800) 494-TIPS.  You can also text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

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