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Boston police have issued a warning to South Boston residents after a woman walking alone was indecently assaulted.

Officers were called to W. 2nd Street between D and E streets at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday where the woman said a man grabbed and groped her from behind as she walked home, police said.

Police said the woman described the suspect as a man with a medium brown complexion, between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall, a muscular build and scruffy facial hair.

 

In light of the incident, police warned residents to be aware of their surroundings when out, especially at night, to wear sneakers for extra mobility and to hold keys in your hand to use as a weapon.

Anyone with information can call 617-343-4400.

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