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Police continue hunt for Cambridge grope-and-go attacker, who runs away balancing on his toes

Cambridge suspect

Cambridge Police report they are looking for a man they say has groped women in Harvard and Porter squares this year, after which he darted away, "running on his toes."

Police say he's now a suspect in three attacks:

Aug. 24, 3:20 p.m., Prescott Street and Broadway: Man came up behind woman and grabbed her chest from behind. When she turned around, he laughed and ran away towards Prescott and Cambridge Street.

April 13, 8:40 a.m., Porter Exchange: Woman walking down Roseland Street towards Mass. Ave. felt somebody coming up behind her and then he reached up her skirt and groped her buttocks, then ran away.

Feb. 10, 9:08 a.m., Mason Street and Phillips Place: Approached woman from behind, grabbed her buttocks and groin area, then ran to Brattle Square.

He's described as a possibly Hispanic man, 5'3" to 5'8" and carrying a dark backpack Police described his toe-running flight as "a unique and noticeable gait."

If the toe-runner looks familiar, contact police at 617-349-3300 or by contacting the anonymous tip line by calling 617-349-3359 or sending a text starting with TIP650 to 847411.



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I have to say that posting this is a great service. As much as I like the Globe, they have gotten into the habit of writing stories that say, "The MBTA (or whoever) has released a photo of the suspect." And then they don't include the photo. WTF?

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Runs like a dainty cartoon you have no idea what they may be capable of. Running form is important.

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Somebody knows this guy from school. Running on tiptoes is not something you just start doing after you commit a crime. This is probably something he's been doing all his life. People especially kids notice things like that and don't forget.

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