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Boston Police Warn About Assaults on Females in Allston

Five assaults on females have occurred in the Ashford Street area in the last six weeks.

Boston Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect responsible for five attacks against females in Allston in the last six weeks.

Police said the victims were pushed to the ground, their skirts were lifted and a photo was taken with a camera phone. All five attacks have occured on Ashford Street in Allston and happened between 12 a.m. and 2 a.m. The latest incident happened on November 6th. 

The suspect is described by victims as a white or light skinned Hispanic male between the ages of 19 and 30, with an average build and dark clothing.

Anyone with information should call the Boston Police District 14 Detectives at 617-343-4256 or the BU Police Detectives at 617-353-3436.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those who wish to remain anonymous.

Personal Safety Tips from the Boston Police Department:

• Don’t assume it can’t happen to you. Crime can happen to anyone at any time.
• Avoid walking alone late at night. Walk with a friend whenever possible.
• Always be aware of your surroundings, especially, at night.
• Walk with confidence and never let anyone violate your personal space.
• Travel in well-lit and populated areas.
• Carry a cell phone but don’t become distracted while talking on it.
• Wear sneakers or shoes that allow for added mobility.
• Keep your head up. Make quick eye contact with those around you and be observant of passing vehicles.
• Call ahead to your destination to notify loved ones that you’re on your way home. Provide a specific time that you expect to be home by so, in the event you fail to arrive on time, loved ones will know to begin looking for you.
• Hold your car keys in your hand to use as a weapon against an attacker.
• Keep a whistle within reach. If you feel threatened, use it.
• Yelling “fire,” “help,” or “rape” are ways of drawing attention and alerting people that you need help.
• If an unarmed attacker confronts you, believe in your ability to scare, distract or even incapacitate the attacker enough to escape.
• Trust your instincts. If you think that someone is following you, switch direction or cross the street. Walk towards an open store, restaurant or residence.

Sara Jacobi November 15, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Are any Kenmore Sq./Fenway residents worried about this? Although it's been happening in Allston, it's still pretty close to the neighborhood.
patchesiamdependingonyouson November 16, 2012 at 04:01 AM
form self-defense groups
patchesiamdependingonyouson November 16, 2012 at 04:06 AM
I don't believe the person doing this is a white male. I am assuming the victims are all white females. When the government can't or won't protect you because of Political Correctness -- such as the myth that whites arent attacked by non-whites simply for being white-- then it is up to the citizens to form self-defense groups. Imagine what happens if instead of "Walking in Pairs" it becomes "Walking in Mobs" with concealed carry and with Pledges of our sacred honor to defend our woman, by going to juries and supporting the victims, carrying signs outside and marching and being willing to tackle or use citizen arrest along with teams of sunglasswearing, ski mask wearing , self-defense advocates to patrol EVERY NEIGHBOORHOOD and show a collective prescence aimed at telling EVERY NON-WHITE GROUP, that whites won't tolerate our woman being attacked and we are willing to do something about it.

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