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VIDEO: Woman Violently Assaulted by 6 People on Huntington Ave; Police Searching for Suspects

Anyone with any info about the incident at 11:50 a.m. by 285 Huntington Ave. is asked to contact police.

Police are searching for six suspects from a Northeastern University surveillance video that shows them assaulting a woman from behind, forcefully throwing her to the ground and punching and kicking her in a attempt to take her purse.

The incident occurred Monday at about 11:50 a.m. in the area of 285 Huntington Ave. The victim, who has not made herself known to officers, was able to retain her bag.

Boston Police detectives are seeking to identify both the victim and the suspects portrayed in the video.

  • Suspect #1) Female wearing a black jacket, white pants attempted to snatch her pocketbook from her by forcefully pulling it off her shoulder. 
  • Suspect #2) Male wearing a blue jacket, grey hooded sweatshirt pulled over his head, blue jeans and white sneakers.
  • Suspect #3) Female wearing a white hooded sweatshirt pulled up over her head, black backpack, and dark gray sweatpants.
  • Suspect #4) Female wearing a black jacket black backpack and jeans.
  • Suspect #5) Female wearing a camouflage jacket and blue jeans.
  • Suspect #6) Female wearing a black jacket, black backpack and black pants. 

Anyone with information, please call detectives at (617) 343-5619 or send an anonymous tip by calling the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or texting the word TIP to CRIME (27463).

Tony Catinella November 22, 2011 at 05:54 PM
Wow, it's amazing how many people are just standing around and not helping
Boston Young Professional November 22, 2011 at 06:05 PM
That's disgusting
Cate Lecuyer November 22, 2011 at 07:24 PM
I know, it's incredibly disturbing to watch and it also amazes me that this happened in broad daylight.
Jan Paulsen November 23, 2011 at 06:33 PM
Why dont people get involved in helping victims in cases like this? They could at least call 911. They could yell "stop that" at the perps. Or they could step in and try to help the victim. If they do not, there will be more and more such incidents, because perps who might not otherwise dare will be encouraged to do these things. If people make it difficult for them, they will think twice before pulling something like this.

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