Police: Man in Dress Groped Woman in Brookline

Police in Brookline, Massachusetts, are seeking the public's help in identifying a man who they believe groped a woman Sunday morning.

The alleged attack happened just before 6 a.m. as the woman, in her 20s, walked to work near the intersection of Washington Street and Beacon Street.

"It's obviously a very upsetting incident," said Michael Gropman, deputy superintendent of the Brookline Police Department.

The male, according to the police report, was wearing a black dress with a garter belt. As soon as he walked by the woman, she said he suddenly grabbed her from behind.

"Within several steps, the assault occurred," Gropman said. "She screamed and then she started to run."

The woman ran nearly a mile to her workplace, where she called police. Since then, authorities have been going through traffic camera footage and surveillance video from local businesses to try to identify the man.

"With the school being right here, I've never honestly heard of anything like this happening in this area," said resident, Alicia Ruth Jackson.

The woman did not sustain any serious injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Brookline Police.

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