Woman Beaten and Robbed in Attempted Rape on North Side

Saturday, Oct 27, 2012  |  Updated 8:52 AM CDT
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Woman Beaten and Robbed in Attempted Rape

Police describe the attacker as 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.

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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.

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