Cops looking for man who grabbed woman in Loop

Chicago police on Saturday released a photo of a man who allegedly touched a woman inappropriately in the Loop earlier this month.

Police said the man grabbed a woman’s buttocks twice while the victim walked on the first block of East Congress Parkway around 6:20 p.m. on September 13.

Chicago police released this image of a man suspected of inappropriately touching a woman in the Loop. | CPD

But DePaul University’s Office of Public Safety included more details in a safety alert that it issued shortly after the incident.

The school said, “a male, described as possibly homeless, approached a female from behind, reached under her clothing and grabbed her. The male then laughed and walked in the opposite direction, northbound on Holden Court.”

DePaul’s alert said the incident happened behind the University Center on its Loop campus.

CPD described the man as White with brown hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a blue shirt at the time of the assault.

Area One detectives are handling the investigation. They can be contacted at 312-744-8261 about case #JE-372443.

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