Crime Briefs: Woman sexually assaulted in Humboldt Park


[dropcap]A[/dropcap] woman was sexually assaulted in the Humboldt Park neighborhood last month.

The attack happened in the 900 block of North Francisco on Feb. 17 around 11:15 p.m. The 24-year-old victim was in the rear of her building when an unknown man approached her and went through her pockets. He took her money before he sexually assaulted her, police said.

The attacker is described as a White Hispanic man between 18 and 23 years old and standing about 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-9 and weighing between 165 and 185 pounds. Police said he has hazel eyes, a light complexion, short hair with a pony tale and a small birthmark on his right cheek. He was last seen wearing a black knit cap with a brim, a black puffy coat and dark pants.

Police are advising people to be aware of their surroundings and to report suspicious activity immediately. Anyone with information about this attack should call Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380.

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