Community Alert: BPD Seek Public’s Help in Efforts to Identify Suspect Wanted in Connection to Two Indecent Assaults in Brighton
The Boston Police Department is asking for the public’s help in efforts to identify the suspect or suspects wanted in connection to two separate indecent assaults in Brighton on Monday, May 4, 2015. The facts and circumstances are listed below:
INCIDENT #1: At about 5:23pm, on Monday, May 4, 2015, officers from District D-14 (Brighton) responded to a call for an indecent assault in the area of Brighton Ave & Chester Street. On arrival, officers spoke to the victim who stated that she was walking along Chester Street when an unknown male approached her from behind and attempted to lift up her dress. The victim states as soon as she felt the suspect attempting to lift up her dress, she quickly turned and struck him. At this point, the victim states that she chased the suspect for several yards as he fled the scene on foot running along Chester Street towards Brighton Ave. Officers promptly broadcast a description of the suspect over the police radio. However, a search of the area for the suspect proved unsuccessful.
The suspect is described as a white male in his thirties with a thin build, approximately 5’9” tall, weighing 160 – 165 lbs, wearing a blue shirt, tan cargo shorts, sneakers and sunglasses.
INCIDENT #2: At about 8:52pm, on Monday, May 4, 2015, officers from District D-14 (Brighton) responded to a call for an indecent assault in the area of 800 Commonwealth Ave in Brighton. Officers spoke to the victim who stated that she had been walking along Commonwealth Ave earlier in the evening when an unknown male approached her from behind, lifted up her skirt and grabbed her buttocks. Suspect then fled the area on foot outbound on Commonwealth Ave in the direction of the Agganis Arena. A search of the area for the suspect proved unsuccessful.
The suspect is described as a white male in his late thirties to early forties, slim build, thin hair balding, wearing a blue t-shirt and gray cargo shorts.
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding both of these incidents. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sexual Assault Unit at (617) 343-4400.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those wishing to remain anonymous.