Boston Police Seeking Help with Attempted Abductions

The Boston Police Department is seeking public assistance with three separate incidents that occurred in the 800 block of River Street in Mattapan over the past several weeks. Preliminary findings suggest that these three incidents share similarities.First Event Description: On Saturday July 29, 2006 at approximately 8:30 PM* a 14-year-old female states that she was pushing her infant daughter in a stroller in the vicinity of 800 River Street when she was approached by a heavy set Hispanic male, wearing a black baseball cap. The suspect pulled over his vehicle and attempted to speak with the victim, who refused to engage in conversation. The suspect then drove away and circled the block back to the victim. The victim reported that the suspect displayed a black-colored handgun and asked her to get into the car, a red-colored older model car, possibly a Chrysler. Second Event Description: On Saturday, August 5, 2006 at approximately 2:55 am a 19-year-old female reported that she was walking on River Street near Thorn Street when a Hispanic male approached her driving a blue Dodge Chrysler minivan. The male asked the victim if she wanted a ride and the victim refused. The suspect left the area, circled the block he then returned to the victim at Rector Road/Rosewood Street. He asked the victim if she wanted a ride again, spoke some Spanish to her, and the victim declined again. At this time, the suspect pointed a silver-colored handgun with a black handle at the victim. The victim then ran away with the suspect attempting to follow her. The victim was able to safely escape and call the police. Third Event Description: On Monday, August 7, 2006 @ 7:00 P.M., a 20 year-old female victim walked into E-18 to report that she was assaulted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at approximately 11:30 pm, on the 800th block of River Street. The victim stated that she did not report the incident earlier because she was 7 months pregnant at the time of the incident. She reported that as a result of the trauma suffered from the incident she immediately went into premature labor, which resulted in her being hospitalized for the past three weeks. During an interview with the detectives, the victim stated that she had just walked outside of her building on River Street to retrieve something from her vehicle when an unknown male driving a red/maroon four-door sedan, older box style vehicle, pulled up next to her on George Street at River Street. The female stated that the suspect was attempting to engage her in conversation. She stated that she believed he was a medium complexion black male, round face, unknown height and weight, spoke with an accent, wearing a plain black baseball hat. She stated that the suspect became angry when she would not go to the car and talk with him. The victim stated that the suspect then threw a glass bottle at her, hitting her in the mouth. The victim stated she immediately ran into her apartment building and notified her husband about what had transpired. The husband ran outside but the suspect had already fled the area down River Street toward Mattapan Square. The victim stated that she received a cut on her lip as a result of being hit with the bottle. Suspect Description: Race: Hispanic Gender: Male Age: 20-30 years of age Complexion: Light-skinned Hair: Black Facial Hair: Mustache Built: Heavy-set, stocky Height: unknown SW: A baseball hat red or black Accent: When speaking English, has Spanish accent Car: Possibly Dodge/Chrysler blue mini-van or a red Chrysler four-door sedan Anyone approached by someone in a vehicle fitting this description should take immediate precautions to get as far away as quickly as possible and call the police. Women are advised to walk against traffic, carry a cell-phone, and to try to not walk alone if possible. The most important piece of information they should attempt to obtain would be a license plate number. Officers are actively searching this area and ask anyone with information to please come forward. Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to contact the District E-18 Detectives 617-343-5607 or the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS *Note: the original posting incorrectly reported that the July 29 incident occurred at 12:30 AM. 12:30 AM (Sunday) is actually the time in which the incident was reported to police.