Attacker robbed, tried to sexually assault woman as she walked in Edgewater, police say

Police are looking for the man who battered, robbed, and tried to sexually assault a woman in Edgewater on September 9. Detectives revealed details of the crime in a community alert Wednesday night.

The assailant approached a 21-year-old woman from behind and put her in a headlock as she walked southbound at Lakewood and Rosemont streets around 8:20 p.m. He told the woman that he had a gun and demanded her property. The woman surrendered her laptop, wallet, and other items.

After taking her valuables, the man ordered her to take off her face mask and to perform a sex act on him, according to the alert. The woman screamed, causing the offender to push her down and run away southbound, police said.

Detectives described the attacker as a Black man who’s between 20- and 30-years-old. He stands 5’7” to 5’10” tall, weighs 120-135 pounds, and was wearing a red t-shirt with black shorts.

Anyone with information about the crime can contact Area Three detectives at 312-744-8261 regarding case number JD-362090.

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