Women Attacked on Bedford Street in Stamford

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    Police are searching for the man who beat up two women in Stamford and sexually assaulted one of them while they were walking home to their apartment early Saturday morning.

    Police said the women were walking northbound on Bedford Street after leaving the Hudson Grille when a man stopped them outside the First Presbyterian Church and asked if they knew how to get to Norwalk.

    The man then punched one women in the face, giving her a black eye and knocking her to the ground, police said. He turned to the second woman and punched her in the face too, leaving her with a black eye and knocking out a front tooth.

    She fell and lie bleeding while the man reached into her pants and fondled her, according to police.

    The man then jumped a stone wall in front of the church and ran east toward Morgan Street, leaving footprints in the snow that allowed police to track him part of the way.

    The victims walked home to their apartment and called police. They were taken to the hospital, where they were treated and released, police said.

    The suspect is described as a Hispanic man standing about 5-foot-7 with a thin build. Police said he had short black hear and was wearing a black fleece jacket.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Stamford police.