UIC Student Attacked Near Campus

Police say two men placed a dark hat over the student's head and eyes, and led her to a vehicle

By Lisa Balde
|  Thursday, Feb 2, 2012  |  Updated 2:18 PM CDT
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UIC Student Attacked Near Campus

UIC Police issued a campus alert Thursday after a student was grabbed at knifepoint over the weekend near campus and sexually assaulted.

The assault occurred between 2:30 and 3 p.m. Saturday on Paulina Street just south of Harrison Street, campus police said.

Police said two men threatened the victim at knifepoint, placed a dark hat over her head and eyes, and led her to a vehicle. They pushed her inside and sexually assaulted her, police said in the emailed alert.

The victim was punched then pushed out of the vehicle. She later told police she lost consciousness when she hit the ground.

The first offender was described as a black male between 25 and 30 years old, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8, 185 pounds and wearing a black hoodie. The second offender was described as a black male between 20 and 25 years old, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8, 160 pounds and wearing a black-and-blue hoodie.

UIC Police said they strongly recommend complying with demands for property or valuables by an armed offender but resisting an abduction if possible.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Chicago Police Department at 312-746-8353.

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