Police: Woman groped while walking alone in Pittsfield

This is the fourth reported assault in recent weeks

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (NEWS10) – Pittsfield Police are investigating another reported groping incident in South Street.

According to the Police Police Facebook page, a 19-year-old resident reported she was assaulted while walking on South Street, near the Colonial Theater, at around 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

The victim told police she was approached from behind and groped by a man. The man was described as being white, having dark brown colored hair, clean shaven, and having a “scrawny” thin build.

Police said this is the fourth reported assault in recent weeks. They’re urging residents and visitors to be vigilant while walking alone and immediately contact police if they believe they’re being followed.

Officers will be conducting extra patrols in the downtown and outlying areas.