An armed man followed a 22-year-old woman into her West Town apartment building Tuesday evening and then robbed and sexually assaulted her at knifepoint, police said. Detectives issued surveillance images of the suspect just hours later.
The victim told police that the man trailed her into the building around 5:30 p.m. on the 400 block of North Carpenter, then displayed a knife and said, “give me everything.”
He then forced the woman into a stairwell and demanded that she perform a sex act on him, according to details in a police report.
Cops secured surveillance images that show the man preparing to use the victim’s debit card at a convenience store outside the Grand Blue Line station shortly after the attack.
Pings from the victim’s stolen phone were detected heading southbound near the Thompson Center, suggesting that the offender may have boarded an inbound Blue Line train.
Police said the offender is about 5’8” tall with a medium build.
The victim told police that she would seek treatment at Northwestern Memorial Hospital on her own.
Anyone with information about the case can contact Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380.