Second Female Jogger Attacked in Arlington Heights

The latest attack happened at about 5:30 a.m. Friday, police said

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    The second female jogger in two weeks was attacked Friday morning in Arlington Heights. NBC 5's Nesita Kwan gets reaction from people along the path.

    The second female jogger in two weeks was attacked Friday morning in Arlington Heights, police said.

    The latest attack happened at about 5:30 a.m. as the woman jogged in the area of Hintz Road and Haddow Avenue in the northwest suburb. Police said a man wearing dark clothing grabbed her and forced her to the ground. Shortly after the attack occurred, a Good Samaritan helped the woman and the man ran away. The woman wasn't injured.

    Police said the man was described as having a thin build and standing about 6-feet tall. 

    The attacks have people who use the trail rattled.

    "You think about wearing ear buds ... you want to hear what's going on around you," walker Linda Karch said.

    "I would try to stay away when it's dark out," walker Kathy McCullough said.

    Two weeks earlier, a woman jogging in Lake Arlington Park at around 6 a.m. on Sept. 26 was attacked and battered, police said.

    The two incidents happened about a mile and a half away from each other.

    The police department urges everyone in the area to be aware of their surroundings while jogging, running or walking. They encouraged running with someone else and avoid running in secluded areas or in hours of darkness.

    Police are looking for witnesses to help identify the attacker. Anyone with information about the incidents are asked to call police at 847-368-5338.