Somerville Police are alerting residents that three women have been indecently assaulted in evening and early night hours, mostly recently on Sunday on Hawkins Street in Union Square and Jan. 2 in the area of Porter and Sumner streets.
We wish to alert residents, especially women, to take safety precautions when walking at night. Do not wear ear buds while walking, avoid poorly lit areas, be aware of your surroundings. Keep your cell phone handy at all times, and if possible do not walk alone. If you are approached by a man you do not know, call 911 right away.
The Jan. 12 suspect is described as a white Hispanic male, 25 to 30, 5'6" with a medium build and brown eyes. He wore a a black zip-up sweater, a beanie cap with ear flaps, black tennis shoes and jeans and was carrying a gray back pack.
The Jan. 2 suspect was described as white, 20 to 30, 5'9" or 5'10" with a thin, athletic build and clean shaven. He wore a red ski jacket with black under the armpits and dark pants. The suspect fled from Porter St. down Francis St. to Conwell St.
Police say this description is similar to that of a suspect who indecently assaulted a woman on Porter Street near Elm on Nov. 18.
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