Person Questioned in Sexual Assault, Robbery of Elderly Woman - NBC Chicago

Person Questioned in Sexual Assault, Robbery of Elderly Woman



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    Police are questioning a person of interest in connection with the sexual assault and robbery of a 69-year-old woman, who was attacked after leaving a Chicago Transit Authority Orange Line station Friday.

    No charges were filed as of Sunday morning, but police said a person is in custody and is being questioned.

    The 69-year-old woman exited an Orange Line train around 4:15 p.m. Friday in the 4600 block of West 59th Street and was entering her vehicle in a secured parking lot when she was forced into her car by an unknown offender, police said.

    The man told the woman he was armed with a handgun and proceeded to sexually assault her, according to a community alert issued by Chicago police Saturday.

    The man robbed the woman of her cash, cell phone and ATM card and drove her to various locations around Chicago where he made withdrawals from her bank account before he abandoned her and the vehicle on city’s West Side, the alert said.

    Police said the offender is described as a black man around 20 years old, standing between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 140-150 pounds.

    Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call Area Central Detectives at (312) 747-8380.