Police are searching for a man who sexually assaulted two teens in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, officials said.
The first incident took place last Thursday in the 2400 block of W. 65th Street around 6:30 a.m. when a male offender, armed with a knife, approached an 18-year-old woman from behind and forced her into an alley where he sexually assaulted her and fled the scene, according to a community alert issued by Chicago Police News Affairs.
A similar incident occurred Saturday in the 6500 block of S. Campbell Avenue when a 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a man armed with a knife, the alert said.
The offender is described as a black male, 30-40 years of age, 5-foot-11 to 6-foot-two, weighing 180-190 pounds. The man has black hair, dark complexion and was wearing a black and red hooded sweatshirt, dark colored pants, and black shoes.
Police advise residents to always be aware of their surroundings and walk in pairs or groups.
Anyone with information is asked to call (312) 747-8380.