Woman walking in Brookline grabbed from behind, punched; attacker scared off by dog walkers

Brookline Police report a woman walking on Amory Street near Thatcher Street around 10 p.m. yesterday "was grabbed in a hug from behind by a male, wearing ski mask and gloves."

The man then punched her, police say, adding:

When the victim screamed a nearby dog walkers in Knyvet Park came to her aid. The suspect ran around the corner to a waiting vehicle, (possible a light colored Honda Pilot) and got into the front passenger seat. There was nothing stolen from victim.

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    Those dog walkers may have

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    Those dog walkers may have literally saved her life.. He ran into passanger seat of SUV... Sounds like a kidnapping/rape/murder fail

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    Warning

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    Due to a recent increase in crime, We here at the Japanese Consulate urge tourists visiting the city of Boston to avoid the neighborhoods of Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan, Roslindale, Hyde Park, South End, South Boston, Back Bay, Chinatown, Roxbury Crossing, Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill, Bay Village, North End, Beacon Hill, East Boston, Kenmore, Fenway, Allston/Brighton as well as nearby Brookline, Newton, Needham, Quincy, Waltham, Cambridge, Everett, Revere, Saugus, Milton, Dedham, Somerville, Chelsea, Medford and Watertown

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    Is there any reason why Amory

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    Is there any reason why Amory Street seems to be a hotspot for muggings in Brookline? It seems like such a random street for crime to occur on and yet every year there's a spate of muggings there.

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    Might be the projects. Thats

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    Might be the projects. Thats where the kids who were holding BU kids up at gunpoint last year were from

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    Wasn't there some other,

    Wasn't there some other, somewhat recent incident in Brookline where a woman was grabbed from behind in an attack? I can't remember where it was in the town.

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