Chicago police are cautioning users of ride-hailing apps after a 21-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by a man who gave her a ride in Boystown this morning.
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The woman told police that a friend ordered a car for her in the 3300- to 3500 block of Halsted around 2 a.m. Daylight Time and she got into a vehicle that she believed was her ride. Police did not say which app the woman used, but a source said it was Uber.
The offender drove the victim to her destination and then lured her back into the car by convincing her that she forgot something, police said.
Once she was back in the vehicle, the assailant drove to a new location and sexually assaulted her in the rear seat.
Our source said the attack took place near an Uptown high-rise in 4300 block of North Clarendon. The victim sought treatment at Weiss Hospital, the source said.
|The woman was attacked near this Uptown high-rise.|
Police said the man weighs 300 pounds and is in his early- to mid-40’s. He had a tan complexion, a round face with white stubble, bushy black eyebrows, short black hair, and he spoke with a thick accent, according to detectives.
The offender’s car is an older model 4-door beige, tan, or white Toyota Camry or Toyota Corolla.
Detectives today warned ride-hailing service users not to get into vehicles without first verifying license plate and driver information.
Anyone with information about today’s incident or the suspect is asked to call Area North Detectives at (312)-744-8261. Refer to case HZ504471.