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Beacon Hill residents’ safety zone shattered by attack

Home invasion, sexual assault put area on alert

Beacon Hill residents were on edge Sunday, a day after a woman was sexually assaulted and robbed inside her apartment there, while police urged the public to be vigilant after that attack and two assaults on teenage girls in Roxbury last week.

“It’s sort of nerve-racking, because I always thought of this as a safe neighborhood,” said Julia Probert, 23, as she walked with friends Sunday afternoon near the scene of the Beacon Hill attack. The assault occurred Saturday at about 3:15 a.m. near the corner of Joy and Myrtle streets, where stately brick homes are located close to shops and a public playground.

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