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Boston police make arrest, seek public’s help in crimes against women

Boston police on Friday arrested an East Boston man in one violent crime against a woman and asked for the public’s help as they investigate another in Roxbury.

One woman was walking to work in East Boston early Wednesday morning when a man attempted to kidnap her, police said in a statement.

The woman told police she was near the intersection of Porter Street and Bremen Street at around 4 a.m. when a man approached her and grabbed her. The man fled after the woman managed to free herself from his grasp, the statement said.

About 6:40 p.m. Friday, police arrested David Korey, 21, at a Chelsea Street address in connection with the attack, according to David Estrada, a Boston police spokesman. Korey will be arraigned Monday in the East Boston division of Boston Municipal Court on charges of kidnapping and assault and battery, Estrada said.

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A source familiar with the investigation said Korey was wearing an ankle bracelet for an open case for the alleged rape of a child.

Another woman was shot in Roxbury on July 4 by a man who fled on a bike, police said.

Police responded to 340 Blue Hill Ave. in Roxbury at 1:57 p.m. after they received a call for a person shot. They found the woman suffering from a “non-life-threatening” gunshot wound, police said in a separate statement. The woman was taken to a local hospital.

The suspect was seen on a bike with a patch of neon yellow near the handlebars fleeing northeast on American Legion Highway toward Blue Hill Avenue, police said.

Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to call police detectives at 617-343-4275 or leave an anonymous tip at 1-800-494-TIPS.

Kathy McCabe of the Globe staff contributed to this report.




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Andrew Brinker can be reached at andrew.brinker@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @andrewnbrinker.