Woman Dragged From Bus Stop, Assaulted Near Loyola: Cops

Police said a man grabbed the woman and dragged her several blocks

By Christian Farr
|  Tuesday, May 7, 2013  |  Updated 8:25 PM CDT
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Edgewater residents expressed apprehension after hearing a report of a man who sexually assaulted a woman in broad daylight. Emily Florez reports.

Edgewater residents expressed apprehension after hearing a report of a man who sexually assaulted a woman in broad daylight. Emily Florez reports.

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Chicago police on Tuesday released a sketch of a man they say dragged a woman from a North Side bus stop last week and sexually assaulted her.

The 22-year-old woman was sitting at a CTA bus stop near the busy intersection of Clark and Devon in Edgewater around 2 p.m. last Thursday when a man sat down beside her.

Police said the man grabbed her and dragged her for several blocks before assaulting her in the 1500 block of West Highland Avenue. After the assault, the man took off and the woman was able to get to a nearby hospital where she was treated.

The assault happened not far from Loyola University and many of the school's students use that bus stop. The school is warning students to be alert and not walk around in headphones.

Police described the attacker as a black man who stood about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighed about 300 pounds. He was wearing a white striped polo shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call Chicago Police.

Sketch: Chicago police


 

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