Three women attacked in East Boston by clean-shaven drunk with a mole on his left cheek

Boston Police report three women were jumped and sexually assaulted over a span of four hours - one at knifepoint.

Police say two attacks occurred on Trenton Street and the third on Chelsea Street; they did not give more specific locations.

The first attack occurred shortly before 4:30 p.m on Trenton Street when a woman taking out the trash was grabbed from behind by a man smelling of alcohol, who pushed her to the ground and tried to have his way with her, only she managed to fight him off, police say. She was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Police say she described her attacker as Hispanic, clean shaven, about 5'5" and in his 30s with a mole or mark on his left cheek. He wore all black clothes, including a black North Face-type jacket.

About 4:50 p.m., another women entering her Trenton Street apartment building was also grabbed from behind and knocked to the ground by a man reeking of liquor. She screamed and began to resist and the man fled on foot, police say.

The victim said her attacker had a mole on his left cheek, was about 5'8" and was dressed all in black, police say.

Around 8 p.m., a woman was again grabbed from grabbed from behind and knocked to the ground by a man smelling of alcohol, this time on Chelsea Street. This time, however, the attacker displayed a knife before trying to sexually assault the woman and being foiled again.

Police say the suspect was described as Hispanic, clean shaven, about 5'9" and wearing black.

Anybody with information can contact the Sexual Assault Unit at 617-343-4400 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or TIP to CRIME (27463).