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UPDATED: Newton, Attleboro Sexual Assaults May Have Same Suspect

Similar descriptions were given for the suspects in both cases.

Updated Nov. 27

According to an article in the Sun Chronicle, police have reviewed the two suspects and deemed that they are not linked.

 

Posted earlier:

Nearly two days after a reported sexual assault at knifepoint in Attleboro sparked a massive, but unsuccessful, manhunt, police say a man attempted to sexually assault a woman at gunpoint early Thursday morning in Newton. The two suspects may be the same man, CBS Boston reported.

CBS Boston reported:

The suspect in both cases was described as being a white man in his early twenties, around 5'8" tall and clean shaven. Attleboro police confirmed that the two departments are looking into whether there might be a connection.

The attempted assault was reported at the Crowne Plaza Hotel  garage in Newton, CBS reported. A police lieutenant told CBS the woman was able to get back into her car and drive away after a man "made a demand of her, sexual in nature" at approximately 12:30 a.m.

In the Attleboro case, a woman told police she had been walking in an alley near the Municipal Parking Garage on Stanford Street early Tuesday afternoon when she was confronted by a man with a knife. She said she was forced to drive to the parking lot of a business located on Starkey Avenue, where he sexually assaulted her.

If you have information on either case, including knowledge of a connection between the two, you should call Attleboro police at 508-222-1212 and/or Newton police at 617-796-2104.

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