Three women sexually assaulted in East Boston
Boston Police report women were attacked in East Boston last night and this morning.
Police say the first attack, around 11:45 p.m. happened at Princeton and Putnam streets. The suspect is a black Hispanic or Mediterranean man, about 5'6" with a stocky build. He wor jeans and a light gray sweatshirt with the sleeves rolled up. He ran down Putnam, then may have gotten into a gray van or SUV headed toward Bennington Street.
Around 6:15 a.m., a man chatted up a woman at Lexington and Putnam streets before jumping the woman. He's described as black or black Hispanic, about 30, 5'7" with a medium build. He wore a black, turned up hoodie and black pants.
Not long after, another woman described a similar attack at Brooks and Paris streets. The woman fought off her attacker, who then ran on Brooks toward Day Square, police say. He's described as black, not Hispanic, about 25 and 5'9" with a medium build and brown eyes. He word a black hoodie and a black baseball cap.
Boston, MBTA and Massport police plan extra patrols in the areas tonight.