Yet another woman attacked by a man on a bicycle, this time in South Boston

Boston Police report they are looking for a man who grabbed a woman from behind as she was walking home in South Boston early Sunday - and fled on a black mountain bike after he was startled by another person.

According to police, the woman was walking on W. 2 Street between D and E around 2:25 a.m., when the man grabbed her from behind and groped her:

The victim described the suspect as a male of unknown ethnicity but had a medium brown complexion, approximately 5'8"-5’10” tall, muscular build with facial hair described as scruffy. The suspect was wearing a black or dark blue sleeveless hooded sweatshirt which he wore with the hood up. After being startled by a witness, the suspect fled the area on a black mountain bike.

This is the third attack on a woman by a man on a bicycle reported since July 15, when a woman was attacked near Fresh Pond in Cambridge. Another woman was attacked Friday on the Esplanade.



Free tagging: 


    If bikes are outlawed

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    Only outlaws will have bikes.

    Actually, it sounds like we need some cops on bikes - good way to get exercise, prevent disability, etc.

    Great Idea!

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    Why hasn't anyone else thought of having BPD on bicycles?!? (sarcastic)

    Boston has bicycle officers.

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    Boston has bicycle officers. Bill Evans, the current chief, is actually a huge advocate of foot patrols/ walking the beat. It might not be as evident as people prefer right now, hopefully that will change.

    I've seen many Boston cops on

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    I've seen many Boston cops on bikes patrolling Boston Common, Boylston St., on the Esplanade near the Hatch Shell, etc., etc.

    BPD bike cops are too busy

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    BPD bike cops are too busy riding on sidewalks and the wrong way down one-way streets to apprehend felons.

    Better yet, cops on motorcycles

    Cops on mixed use (on/off road) motorcycles would be more effective at chasing down bicyclists than on a vehicle of equal speed. I've not seen any of these used by police, thus a greater lacking than bicycle police.


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    Its a story about.

    an Attack
    AND South Boston

    Throw in a 'storrowing' and the earth may shake!

    mountain bike

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    I like cycling through the hilly areas of any city. The drops in height are fun and some of the scenery at the top is simply breathtaking. As usual, due to the abundance of food stalls on the way, one might be tempted to stop for a treat. It would take quite a strong will power to resist the smells. A city is not only a great place for brand shopping, but if you took the time to explore, you will find great places to cycle as well.