Woman Pepper Sprayed And Robbed In Charlestown

BOSTON (CBS) – A woman reported she was thrown to the ground, pepper sprayed and robbed while walking from the T stop Saturday night.

Police are now searching for a white man described as six feet tall, with a medium build who took off in a grey minivan. Police say the woman was attacked on Austin Street. She was reportedly sprayed with pepper spray and punched before her purse was stolen.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

This is the second assault on Charlestown streets in the past month. On Halloween night, a woman was assaulted as she left a party and walked home on Lawrence Street.

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