Woman Attacked Outside Charlestown T Station

The victim was hit with pepper spray and her purse was stolen.

[UPDATE Monday, 10:40 a.m.] 

A woman was attacked and robbed while walking home from the Bunker Hill Community College T stop Saturday night.

Boston Police responded to a call about an armed robbery at about 10:24 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24. The victim, a female, told police that she had arrived at the MBTA’s Orange Line train station and started to walk home when an unidentified while male wearing a dark jacket came up to her and sprayed her eyes with pepper spray, according to reports provided by Boston Police Sgt. Tom Lema.

“The suspect then proceeded to punch her approximately three or four times in the face, knocking her down to the ground. The suspect then took her pocket book,” Lema said in the report.

The suspect reportedly got into a gray minivan and drove away up School Street toward Main Street. He is described as a white male, 6 feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing a black jacket.

Boston Police are investigating the incident. The department asks that anyone with further information about this incident call the BPD District A-1 detectives at 617-343-4571.

Ken Stone November 28, 2012 at 03:06 AM
A good attendance at the next monthly neighborhood police meeting would also be good.
Working Man November 28, 2012 at 04:33 AM
Why are women getting attacked there also ??
glum November 28, 2012 at 03:19 PM
Ken, I agree! I think the meeting should be announced on The Patch - so that people are aware of the time & place. I know it used to be posted, but I don't remember seeing it the past few months. Having a better attendance at the meeting - may help get the point across to the BPD and security at BHCC that something needs to be done.
BostonMaggie December 01, 2012 at 05:49 AM
First let me be clear, this woman is a victim who did nothing wrong & the only one to blame is her attacker. But let's look at this incident & try to put together some "Lessons Learned". The part that really struck me about "Michaela"s story was when she said she knew as the man approached her that something was wrong. Many security specialists will tell you that victims, particularly women often feel something is wrong, but don't act. It's largely attributed to how women are raised to be more compliant than men. They are expected to go along, be polite, not kick up a fuss. No one wants to be embarrassed. Even when something primal inside us says "RUN". I want to say to all women in Charlestown think about this now & decide that when your creep radar goes off you will act. Turn back to the place where you saw people. Don't stop when someone asks for the time, a dollar or directions. Not when you are alone at night. When you leave the well-lit & populated T station, zip your phone in your pocket or bag; take your ear buds out of your ears; pull your bag tighter; walk near the curb & be ready to step out into traffic to get attention; watch your shadow for people behind you. Look behind you, it's not paranoia, it's situational awareness. Walk purposefully & not with your head down. Avoid isolated, dark shortcuts. If you are worried about appearing rude, who cares? What? Is this stranger going to take you off his Christmas card list. Your safety is paramount.
Owen December 03, 2012 at 11:47 PM
Please stop with that mentality. This entire country has changed. The world has changed. It's not as simple as believing that the good old boys used to regulate back in the day.


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