Man Tried to Sexually Assault Woman Near Edgewater's Foster Beach: Police

A 34-year-old woman was grabbed from behind by a man who then tried to assault her, police said

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Police are looking for a man who tried to sexually assault a woman Saturday near Foster Beach in Edgewater on the North Side.

The 34-year-old woman was walking south about 7:20 p.m. near the beach in the 5200 block of North Lake Shore Drive when the man grabbed her from behind, according to a community alert from Chicago police.

He forced her to the ground, tried to remove her clothing and exposed his genitals, police said. The woman screamed for help to a passerby and the suspect ran away.

The suspect was described as a clean-shaven man between 18 and 20 years old, police said. He was between 5-foot-10 and 6 feet tall and wore a black hooded sweatshirt, sweatpants and a black T-shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call Area North detectives at 312-744-8261.

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