2 women report being sexually assaulted by drivers

Police are trying to determine if the drivers were actually working for ride-hailing companies.

Boston police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two drivers wanted in separate incidents of alleged sexual assaults on Sunday.

Police say two women who requested ride-hailing services early Sunday morning were sexually assaulted. Police are trying to determine if the drivers were actually working for the ride-hailing companies. Preliminary information indicates the victims may have gotten into cars that were not affiliated with the companies, according to police.

Both women reported the incidents at about 3 a.m. One woman said she requested a ride on Lansdowne Street. The driver told her he wasn’t her driver but he’d take her anywhere she needed to go, according to police. The woman told police the driver asked her to sit up front, and that’s where he assaulted her.

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Another woman requested a ride from 2 Center Plaza in Boston. She said her driver told her she was required to sit up front before he’d drive her home. After that, she said she was assaulted. The woman was dropped off in Mission Hill. The driver was in a small black SUV, police said.

“If you’re traveling solo and a driver insists that you sit up front, trust your instincts and do not enter the vehicle,” police said in a statement.

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