Police are searching for a man in connection with a pair of recent sexual assaults on Chicago's Near North Side, officials said.
The most recent attack occurred Sunday morning when a 26-year-old woman was sexually assaulted while walking in the Gold Coast neighborhood.
The woman was walking along Oak Street around 5:40 a.m. when she was dragged into an alley in the 1000 block of North Dearborn and sexually assaulted, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada.
A witness who passed by the attack scared off the woman's assailant, police said.
The woman was taken in stable condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Estrada said.
The second assault took place in the evening hours June 17 when a 21-year-old woman was assaulted on the 1100 block of North Clark Street nearly two blocks away from Sunday's incident, police said.
The woman was also taken into an alley where the man sexually assaulted her, according to a community alert released Sunday.
The attacker is described as a black man around 35 years of age. He has a dark brown complexion and stands about 5 feet 9 to 6 feet 2 inches tall, the alert said. He weighs between 220 and 260 pounds, police said.
He was last seen wearing a blue tank top, white shirt and blue jean shorts.
As of Sunday afternoon, police had no one in custody but Area Central detectives are investigating. Anyone with information about the attacks should contact the Area Central Bureau of Detectives at (312) 747-8380.