Police are searching for a suspect in a criminal sexual assault that occurred on the 1200 block of W. North Shore Avenue last night (Wednesday) at approximately 7:05 p.m.
The 24-year-old female victim reported she was in her building’s basement laundry room when an unknown male offender approached her from behind and covered her eyes with his hands. The offender stated he had a gun and told the victim to give him her money. The offender then removed the victim’s keys and telephone from her pocket.
The victim began to struggle with the offender and during this time the offender struck the victim’s head against a support beam. The offender then sexually assaulted the victim.
The offender is described as a black male, 5’10” to 6’2″ in height, wearing tan boots, blue jeans and a black jacket with black and white wrist cuffs.
Here’s what you can do:
- Report any suspicious people or activity in the area.
- Be aware of the situation and alert neighbors in the area.
- Pay special attention to any subjects loitering in the area.
- Do not wear headphones while walking alone.
- Contact Area North Detectives if you have any information on the incident.
If you have any information, please contact the Chicago Police Department Area North Bureau of Detectives at 312-7448263. Make sure you reference RD# HX132177.
I will keep you apprised of any new developments in the investigation.