SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

January 26, 2013

Swampscott man beaten, robbed

By Neil H. Dempsey
Staff Writer

---- — SWAMPSCOTT — For the second time since December, police say a man walking on a street in the early morning hours was jumped from behind, beaten and robbed by three unknown assailants.

The incident occurred at about 12:30 a.m. yesterday morning under the train bridge on Burrill Street, Officer Tim Cassidy said in a press release. After falling to the ground, the 32-year-old Swampscott man was assaulted further. The men made off with his wallet.

The attack bears similarities to an incident on Dec. 5, when a man walking home to Lynn on Paradise Road at 2:18 a.m. was injured by three assailants who were dressed in black and wearing ski masks. The attackers snuck up behind him, struck the man in his head and ribs with an object believed to be a bat and then made off with his gold chain and iPhone 4, police said.

In that case, the man was hospitalized.

Police are investigating both incidents and encourage anyone with information to contact them at 781-595-1111.