July 16, 2024

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Two college students reported separate incidents on Thursday night time of being inappropriately touched by an individual on a bicycle.

An image of Marsh Plaza on Boston University's campus.
Blake Nissen/ Boston Globe

Boston College Police issued an alert on Friday after two college students reported separate incidents of being sexually assaulted by an individual on a bicycle on Thursday night time.

Police mentioned the primary incident occurred round 10 p.m. on Thursday close to 168 Bay State Highway, the place a scholar reported that they have been approached on the sidewalk by an individual on a bicycle who touched them inappropriately earlier than using away.

Police mentioned they searched the realm however have been unable to find the suspect, who’s described as “a white male using on a darkish coloured bicycle carrying blue denims and a darkish cap or hooded sweatshirt.”

The second incident happened round 11 p.m. Thursday on the Esplanade close to the Silber Footbridge, the place a scholar reported they have been approached by an individual on a bicycle who touched them inappropriately earlier than using away, in response to police.

Police responded and searched the realm however have been unable to search out the person, described as “a male using on a black bicycle carrying a black hooded sweatshirt.”

The college’s police division mentioned it’s investigating if the incidents are associated. It mentioned its officers, together with Boston and state police, are patrolling the areas attempting to “present excessive visibility.”

Anybody with info is urged to contact police at 617-353-2121 or anonymously by texting ‘BU’ to TIP411 (847911).

Thursday’s assaults observe after an individual was arrested for allegedly touching college students inappropriately in back-to-back assaults on Tuesday.