Police issue alert after woman assaulted in Uptown

Chicago police are searching for a man who beat and tried to sexually assault a woman in Uptown.

Here is the story from the Chicago Tribune:

Chicago Police issued a community alert after a 22-year-old woman was assaulted early this morning in the Uptown neighborhood, officials said.

The incident happened on the 1500 block of West Carmen Avenue at 4:35 a.m., police said.

A man grabbed the woman and battered her and then attempted to sexually assault her, police said.

The man is described as white Hispanic, in his 30s, 5-feet-5 inches to 5-feet-8 inches, between 165 and 185 pounds with brown eyes, black hair and a light beard and mustache, police said.

He was last seen wearing a dark colored baseball hat, worn backwards with dark blue jeans, dark blue gym shoes and a white “sports team” type jacket and a tan colored messenger style bag with one shoulder strap, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (312)744-8261.


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