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Woman Sexually Assaulted During Home Invasion, Robbery

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    Woman Sexually Assaulted During Home Invasion, Robbery

    A woman was sexually assaulted during a terrifying home invasion on Chicago's Far South Side Sunday night, according to police.

    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018)

    A woman was sexually assaulted during a terrifying home invasion on Chicago's Far South Side Sunday night, according to police.

    Around 8:02 p.m., officers responded to a call in the 10400 block of South Avenue F in the city's East Side neighborhood, according to Chicago police.

    There, authorities said a family reported that four unknown men had entered their home between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. that day.

    One of the suspects had a knife and demanded money from two of the victims, a 65-year-old woman and a 67-year-old man, officials said.

    The family said that man then left the home and returned with three other men.

    One of those offenders restrained a 32-year-old woman and sexually assaulted her, according to Chicago police.

    "'Give me money,' the male victim said the offenders demanded.

    "My wife say, 'I don't got any money,'" he continued, adding that the men then said, "'No, you talk too much. You give me money. I kill you.'"

    The four men then took multiple items from the home, including jewelry, before fleeing the scene, according to police.

    Authorities said the 32-year-old woman was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital for treatment.

    "I'm not sleeping, because I'm very, very scared, very scared," the 65-year-old woman said.

    In the wake of the attack, community activist Andrew Holmes said the incident should serve as a reminder to stay vigilant.

    "With seniors, you know, kind of, do like you always do, just keep your eyes on the whole block, no matter who's out there," Holmes said.

    "Watch who's walking, who's pulling up, who's going in and out of people's house," he added.

    "Get nosy. Be nosy neighbors. That's the best way to be," Holmes said.

    No one is in custody in connection with the incident, according to Chicago police, who continue to investigate.

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