A 25-year-old woman was robbed and sexually assaulted on the 1400 block of West Jarvis early Saturday morning by a man who followed her from the Jarvis Red Line station.
According to police, the man grabbed the woman from behind, displayed a handgun and forced her to a secluded area where he robbed and sexually assaulted her. The attack occurred at approximately 4:40 a.m.
The man was described as black with a dark complexion, 25 to 35 years old, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing 165 to 200 pounds, police said.
He was wearing a black winter jacket and black knit hat.
CTA surveillance cameras depict an “individual of interest” at the Jarvis Red Line station shortly before the attack (see photos below).
If you have any information, please call Area North Detectives at (312) 744-8261. Tips can also be submitted to Tipsoft.com.
I have been in contact with 24th District Police Commander Roberto Nieves, who tells me he has ordered additional patrols in the area.
I will share with you any additional information on this crime as I receive it.