Written and issued by the Chelsea Police Department.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016
Official Release # 16-03
AGENCY: Chelsea Police Department
Chief of Police: Brian A. Kyes
Location: 19 Park Street Chelsea, MA
For Further Info Contact: Captain Keith Houghton
Woman Violently Attacked and Robbed with Knife by 3 Suspects
CHELSEA — On Sunday, January 17, 2016 just after midnight Chelsea Police Officers took a report from a female victim in her 20s (name undisclosed) at the Whidden Hospital in Everett who reported that while walking home from work at approximately 9:30 p.m. she had been physically attacked by three (3) male suspects who had beaten her with their fists, repeatedly kicked her and slashed her with a knife in the area of Lynn Street Extension between Central Avenue and Maverick Street. She was treated for serious injuries and lacerations at the hospital resulting from this brutal attack. They also robbed her of her personal belongings and fled the scene.
At this time Chelsea Police are interested in three suspects described as follows who are all young Hispanic males believed to be between 18-21 years of age with medium builds and may have blood on their clothing. Police further believe that suspects may possibly live in the area:
Suspect # 1 – Hispanic male, 18 to 21 YOA, medium height and build wearing a black hoodie (Pulled up over his head, black sweat pants and a black face mask. Spoke in English and Spanish with a “Central American” accent while speaking Spanish.
Suspect # 2 – Hispanic male, 18 to 21 YOA, medium height and build wearing a gray hoodie (Pulled up over his head, black sweat pants and a black face mask. Spoke in English and Spanish with a “Central American” accent while speaking Spanish.
Suspect # 3 – Hispanic male, 18 to 21 YOA, medium height and build wearing a black hoodie (Pulled up over his head, black sweat pants and a black face mask. Spoke in Spanish only during the encounter with a “Central American” accent.
Chelsea Detectives continue to make this case priority number one following up on any and all available leads. Police have also increased patrols and impact patrols on foot in the area surrounding this attack.
Chelsea Police are reminding all individuals, particularly females, to be hyper-vigilant and aware of their surrounding at all times but especially when walking alone at night. Further, police are advising residents to refrain from using an audio listening device when walking at night which may distract from level of awareness. As of August of 2014 Self Defense Spray is now available in the Commonwealth and no longer requires a Firearms Identification Card.
Anyone with any information regarding this particular incident or any other crimes are reminded and strongly encouraged that they can provide confidential information either anonymously or by name to the Police Department by calling the 24-hour Crime Stoppers TIP line at 617-466-4880. The case Detective can be contacted directly at 617-466-4826.
In addition anonymous tips can also be submitted directly to the Chelsea Police Departments website at www.chelseapolice.com. The Chelsea Police Department MYPD App is also available free of charge on the website for all Smartphone applications.