Police seeking suspect after woman stabbed while unloading vehicle in Roxbury

Police seeking suspect after woman stabbed while unloading vehicle in Roxbury

Boston police are turning to the public for help as they search for a suspect in connection with the stabbing of a 68-year-old woman in Roxbury on Thursday.

Officers responding to a reported stabbing on Deckard Street found the woman injured, according to Boston police. She said she was attending to the belongings in the rear of her SUV when a man she didn’t know offered to help her before suddenly hitting her in the back of the head, sparking a struggle.

The woman said she fought back and hit the suspect with her fists while kicking and screaming for help.

During the struggle, the woman said she suffered a non-life-threatening stab wound to her chest.

The suspect is described as a heavy-set white male in his 30s, standing 5 feet, 6 inches tall with a groomed salt and pepper beard who was last seen wearing a green khaki jacket with a matching backpack.

Anyone with informationis urged to contact District B-2 Detectives at 617-343-4275.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

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