Police Investigating an Indecent Assault and Battery During a Breaking and Entering in East Boston
Boston Police are investigating an incident involving a breaking and entering into a residence in East Boston (District A-7). At approximately 4:46am, in the area of Murray Court and Orleans Street the residents of a home were awoken by a suspect who was standing in their bed room. The suspect indecently touched both female victims who awoke and the suspect fled out a window. The victims were able to give a limited description of a white non Hispanic or a light skinned Hispanic male, 30 to 40 years of age, possibly light facial hair, medium height, wearing dark clothing, possibly sweatpants. The suspect fled in an unknown direction.
Detectives from the Boston Police Sexual Assault Unit are actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding these incidents. Anyone with information is encouraged to call detectives at (617) 343-4400.
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.
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• A strong door is a good door. Solid wooden doors or doors reinforced with steel offer greater protection than hollow core wooden doors.
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• Make sure Roommates and other tenants know to keep their doors and windows locked.