Police Search For Suspects In String Of Indecent Assaults In Brighton

Photo: Courtesy of the Boston Police Department

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Boston Police Department says that a woman was assaulted while walking down Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton at around 8 p.m. Tuesday night.

Police released a photo of the suspect they are looking for, and said that after he fled westward on foot after assaulting the victim on Commonwealth, near Spofford Road. The suspect is described as a black male, and wore a black baseball cap, dark colored jacket, dark washed jeans, and dark sneakers with white soles at the time of the incident.

Another indecent assault had happened that same night in the area of Glenville Avenue in Brighton, as police say another victim came forward on Thursday to report the incident. In that instance, the victim described the suspect as a black male and about 30 to 45 years of age, police said. At the time of the assault the suspect was wearing glasses, a facemask, and a dark jacket, officials said. According to the victim, the suspect fled on foot towards Harvard Avenue following the incident.

The Boston Police Sexual Assault Unit says they are reviewing the two incidents, and released photos to the public depicting each suspect. Anyone with information was urged to call Boston Detectives or tip anonymously at 800-494-TIPS.

Officials also provided personal safety tips to the public, recommending pedestrians prioritize awareness of their surroundings.

No victim is ever to blame for the actions of an attacker, the BPD said.

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