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

Police search for culprit who pepper-sprayed woman in Charlestown robbery

Police are searching for a man who allegedly pepper-sprayed a woman, punched her in the face, and then stole her purse as she walked home in Charlestown Saturday night.

A 28-year-old woman was found on Austin Street by police around 10:30 p.m. She told them she had been walking home from the Community College MBTA station when the man approached her.

Continue reading below

After he punched the woman and knocked her to the ground, the victim said, he took off in a grey minivan that drove up School Street toward Main Street.

The victim described her attacker as white, six feet tall, with a medium build, and wearing a black jacket.

Officers searched the area but did not find the suspect. The woman was treated at the scene for her injuries.

Boston police detectives asked anyone with information to call 617-343-4248.

Sarah N. Mattero can be reached at
Loading comments...
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