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Wanted: Roberto Vasquez

SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) – Springfield police are looking for a 30-year-old man they say thinks it’s okay to beat up pregnant women.

On September 19th, neighbors called the police on Roberto Vasquez who was arguing with his girlfriend in their apartment at Pynchon Terrace. The fight was escalating and the girlfriend was 7 months pregnant with her 5th child. Police say the woman’s condition was no deterrent to Vasquez’s rage.

” He punched her several times in the face, he got a knife and threatened to kill her.” Sergeant John Delaney says. “Then he knifed the side of her temple.”

Police say Vasquez also threatened to get a gun and shoot the victim or kick her in the stomach because he said he ‘didn’t want the baby.’ Scared, the girlfriend remained in the apartment until Vasquez began throwing things.

“She ran to the neighbors and they called the police again. When officers arrived he was gone.” Sgt. Delaney says.

Police say Vasquez has been arrested many times before, mostly on felony charges. One of which was assault and battery on another pregnant woman.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, text an anonymous tips to C-R-I-M-E-S or you can contact the Springfield Police Department at 413-787-6355.

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