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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.

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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 Facebook.com page.

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