• Boston Police investigating reported home invasion, attempted rape


    BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) Police are investigating a reported home invasion and attempted rape in East Boston.

    Boston Police responded to Coleridge Street just before 11 p.m. on Wednesday after receiving a report of a woman screaming in the area.

    Once in the area, police spoke with two females who told the officers that an armed man broke into their home and held them at gunpoint. They say the man demanded money, viciously beat one of them with his gun, and attempted to rape both of them.

    One of the victims was able to escape during the attack and ran to find help.

    The suspect is described as a clean shaven white man in his late 20s to mid-30s, approximately 6' tall, medium build, and weighing an estimated 180 pounds. At the time of the home invasion, he was wearing a black knit hat, short sleeve grey t-shirt, and dark shorts.

    The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information should call the Boston Police Sexual Assault unit at (617) 343-4400.

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