Police investigating 2 sexual assaults in New Bedford


NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – Police are investigating a pair of sexual assault cases in New Bedford and authorities believe the same person may be responsible for both attacks.

Early Saturday morning, a woman told police she was shoved into her car from behind and assaulted on Hamilton Street. The suspect allegedly punched her face and then fled toward North Water Street. The victim was hospitalized.
Last Sunday, a 30-year old woman claims she was assaulted in her car on Brock Avenue. Police told South Coast Today there are similarities between the two incidents.
The suspect is being described as a white male with a stocky build.

Anyone with information regarding the incidents is asked to contact the New Bedford Police Dept. at 508-991-6300.