You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Boston police release video of suspect in Beacon Hill sexual assault hoping public will identify him

Sometime after he forced his way into a Beacon Hill home and raped a woman at knifepoint Saturday, the attacker used the woman’s bank card at an ATM - and Boston police today released bank surveillance videos in hopes of locating him.

The video shows the man entering a lobby while making what appears to be a determined effort to hide his face from cameras. But Boston police spokesman Cheryl Fiandaca urged viewers to pay close attention to other details that are clearly visible.

Continue reading below

Fiandaca noted that the man is wearing a large blue backpack to which he has attached a white helmet, possibly a construction helmet, and is wearing a tan jacket with a darker tan collar.

Police are also circulating posters in the Beacon Hill neighborhood with an image taken from the same surveillance camera.

The woman was attacked in her home, near the intersection of Joy and Myrtle streets, around 3:15 a.m. Saturday.

Police are asking anyone with information to the Sexual Assault Unit at 617-343-4400. People can send anonymous tips to the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

The video is posted on the department’s page.

Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of