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Woman Assaulted at Redbox in East Longmeadow

Sierra Exif JPEGEAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) — East Longmeadow Police believe they have tracked down a man who assaulted a woman at a Redbox movie rental kiosk.

Sgt. Jeffrey Dalessio told ABC40 Monday night that they have identified the man in the surveillance pictures.  However, police are not releasing his name at this time as the investigation is very much still an active one.

Earlier today we spoke with Sgt. Denis Sheehan who described the suspect as middle-aged and heavy-set. Officers say he was wearing a dark polo shirt at the time of the incident.

According to police the suspect grew impatient with the women who was renting a movie in front of him at a Redbox kiosk inside the Stop & Shop on North Main Street around 6 p.m. Saturday.

After engaging the woman in a verbal altercation, surveillance video shows the suspect assaulting the woman in front of the kiosk.

“He might have said something to the effect of, ‘Come on, hurry up,’ kind of thing and I believe the victim explained to him that she had been waiting some period of time herself to get access to the machine,” says Sheehan.

He adds, “He becomes impatient with her, pushes into her and ends up assaulting her.”

The suspect and his female companion then fled the scene.

Police say the victim did not sustain any serious injuries.

If you have any information that could aid the East Longmeadow Police in their investigation of this incident, please contact them at (413) 525-5440.

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