Police issued a community alert in the Edgewater neighborhood after a man beat, robbed and tried to rape a woman early Friday.
The victim was walking in an alley in the 5600 block of North Kenmore Avenue, when a man approached and hit her in the head several times around 5:40 a.m., according to a community alert from Area North detectives.
The attacker then took property from the woman and attempted to sexually assault her, police said.
He is described as an 18- to 25-year-old black man with dark complexion, police said. He is about 6-feet, 175 pounds and was wearing a white jacket with a red stripe on each shoulder.
Anyone with information about the attack should call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8261.