A girl reported Wednesday that she was assaulted that morning on Fulkerson Street in East Cambridge. (The tag on the map indicates location of the street, not necessarily the location of the assault.)

Police are reporting a second assault on a lone woman in as many days, but stressing that the incidents don’t seem related.

Also, like Tuesday’s incident with a jogger at Fresh Pond Reservation, Wednesday’s report was of an assault that was sudden but brief and left the woman unhurt.

At about 9:50 a.m. Wednesday, a 15-year-old girl was approached from behind by a man on Fulkerson Street in Cambridge, police said. The girl reported that she did not hear the man approach because she was wearing headphones. Fulkerson Street runs between Cambridge and Binney streets in East Cambridge.

The man, unknown to the girl, asked if she wanted some candy and, when she declined, grabbed her hand and tried to hold it. When she “distanced herself” from the man, he jogged up to her and grabbed her hand again before she ran to get away from him, said the Cambridge Police Department’s communications specialist, Dan Riviello.

The man was described as a white man, around 45 years old and about 5-foot, 6- or 7-inches tall with a “chubby” build, blond hair and a distinctive bald patch at the front of his head. He was wearing a white T-shirt, blue denim shorts and thick, black-rimmed glasses. He was carrying a cane.

“This is considered an isolated event, and there is no evidence it is related to an assault that occurred yesterday at Fresh Pond,” Riviello said.

In that incident, a jogger passed a man on a path, but he caught up to her and pushed her to the ground. When she screamed, it was reported, he ran away.

Cambridge Police have placed extra patrols in the Fulkerson Street area, as they have around Kingsley Park by Fresh Pond, and are investigating. The Crime Analysis Unit is coordinating with other police departments in the region to share information and ensure this crime is not part of a pattern, Riviello said.

Cambridge Police have placed extra patrols in the Fulkerson Street area, as they have around Kingsley Park by Fresh Pond, and are investigating. The Crime Analysis Unit is coordinating with other police departments in the region to share information and ensure this crime is not part of a pattern, Riviello said.

City councillor Marjorie Decker took part in hearings in recent months about summer violence, but they were focused on preventing a return to the violence seen a year ago in North Cambridge, she said Wednesday night.

“For the moment, these seem like isolated incidents,” agreed Decker, who lives on Walden Street near North Cambridge. “They’ve not been particularly dangerous areas,” she said, referring to Kingsley Park and Fulkerson Street.

Police advise women to be cautious when walking alone and suggest they walk with someone else whenever possible. People are also advised not to wear headphones and to stay aware of their surroundings.

Anyone with information about the assault is asked to call the Cambridge Police Detective Bureau at (617) 349-3370. An anonymous tip can be sent via text message by sending the keyword TIP650 and your message to 847411 (tip411).

This post includes information from a press release.