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Boston police investigate three assaults on women in Beacon Hill area

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Boston police are investigating three reported attacks on women in the Beacon Hill area.

Investigators say the similarities in the cases lead them to believe they may be connected. In each case, the victims were approached from behind and in two instances the victims were assaulted while they were trying to enter their homes.

The first case happened at about 2:15 p.m. Thursday in the area of Anderson Street. Police say the victim was reaching for her keys in front of her residence when the suspect approached and groped her. The suspect fled in down Anderson Street and turned left on Phillips Street when the woman yelled for help.

In the first case, the victim described her attacker as a white man in his early 20s with a thin build, weighing approximately 150 pounds, standing about 5'7" tall. He had fair skin, dark hair, and dark eyes. At the time of the assault, he was wearing a black and white flat brimmed baseball hat, a long sleeve black shirt, and possibly shorts and sneakers.

The second incident happened in the area of Phillips Street just before 11:30 p.m. Friday as the victim was entering her building. The suspect approached her from behind, knocked her over, and sexually assaulted her. The victim says the assault lasted seconds before the suspect fled down Phillips Street.

The victim describes the suspect as a white man, in his late 20s to early 30s, about 5'6" tall, medium build, with wavy or shaggy hair over his ears, and a light complexion. At the time of the attack, he was wearing a blue hoodie and dark pants.

Police say the third case happened at about 11:30 p.m. in the area of Garden Street approaching Phillips Street. The victim passed the suspect on the sidewalk who then approached her from behind. When she turned to confront him, the suspect groped her and fled right on to Phillips Street.

The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 25 years old, about 5'9" tall, medium to thin build, weighing about 165 pounds, with dark chin length hair. At the time of the assault, he was wearing a black knit cap, dark colored t-shirt, and baseball shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to call Boston police at 617-343-4248 or the Sexual Assault Unit 617-343-4400. Tips can also be made anonymously to CrimeStoppers at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word 'TIP' to CRIME (27463).

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