Woman fights off sexual assault by man she saw earlier at grocery store

The victim remembered seeing her attacker earlier at this Jewel store, 3570 N. Elston, police said. | Google

A 32-year-old woman was nearly sexually assaulted in her Irving Park home by a man that she saw earlier at a local grocery store, according to a Chicago police community alert that was issued early Monday morning.

Police said the offender entered the victim’s home in the 3700 block of North Whipple through a partially open window on the second floor around 12:30 a.m. on June 15th. He then began to take off his clothes.

The woman told police that she heard a strange noise and encountered the offender when she stepped out of her bedroom to investigate. A fight broke out and the man eventually ran out the front door and escaped in a dark sedan.

The victim said she remembered seeing the man earlier while she was shopping at Jewel-Osco, 3570 North Elston.

Police described the offender as a Hispanic man with a medium brown complexion who stands 5’6” to 5’8” tall, weighs 180 to 200 pounds, and has red or auburn-colored hair. He was last seen wearing a beige baseball cap, an orange and red t-shirt, and blue jeans, police said.

The offender may have scratches on his face because the victim tried to gouge his eyes, according to the alert.

Anyone with information about the case may contact Area North detectives at 312-744-8261. The case number is JC-307008.

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