Dec 16, 2013

Police search for black man wanted for kidnapping, sexual assault


BROCKTON, Mass. ( -- Police are urging residents to be cautious and alert after a woman was abducted and sexually assaulted in Brockton, and the suspect is still at large.

Though the assault happened early Thursday morning, police did not release details of the incident to the police until Saturday afternoon.

At around 2:20 a.m. on Thursday, a woman left a home near 26 Ash St. in Brockton. She was then abducted by a man who took control of her car at gunpoint, and drove her to nearby ATMs to get money, though the attempts were unsuccessful, police said.

After the failed attempts to get money from the victim, police say the suspect drove to Wales Avenue in Brockton and fled on foot toward Main Street.

The suspect is described as a black man in his late 20s, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, and weighing around 140 pounds. At the time of the attack, he was wearing a black ski mask, red hoodie and black sweatpants.

Brockton police have not caught the man, who is considered armed and dangerous, though they have increased patrols in the area.

According to the Boston Herald, a Brockton police lieutenant said Saturday that the department waited to tell the public for fear of compromising the investigation.

Anyone who has information regarding the suspect or the crime should call Brockton police detectives at 508-941-0234.

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