Chicago police released a warning Sunday about a serial assailant who has attacked three women on a short stretch of Humboldt Boulevard in Logan Square over the past month, including two since Friday afternoon. He targeted women at their homes while wearing a construction-type vest that may bear an Amazon logo, police said.
The most recent attack took place around 3:30 a.m. Saturday on the 2000 block of North Humboldt. He grabbed a 36-year-old woman from behind as she entered her building and put a black bag over her head, the alert said. The woman lowered her body and screamed, which caused the assailant to run away.
He was last seen heading east through the north alley of Armitage Avenue, police said. The victim described him as Middle Eastern with an Amazon-like vest.
He attacked another woman around 3:30 p.m. Friday on the 1600 block of North Humboldt, the alert said. This time, the assailant attacked a 39-year-old woman from behind and slammed her head against the wall as she entered her building. The offender sexually assaulted the woman, then fled the scene.
She described him as a Hispanic man who wore a construction vest, police said.
The first incident that police linked to the crime pattern happened at 2:30 a.m. on April 11 in the 2000 block of North Humboldt — the same block where Saturday’s attack took place.
Police said a man wearing an Amazon vest entered an apartment building and knocked on a 36-year-old woman’s door. When she answered, he asked if “Michael” lived there, then tried to force her way in, according to a CPD report.
He pepper-sprayed the woman when he failed to make entry, then ran from the building, police said. The woman described him as a Middle Eastern man wearing an Amazon vest.
Police said the man also wears dark clothing with a surgical mask. He’s 5’6″ to 5’10” tall and about 170 pounds.
Area Five detectives are in charge of the investigation. You can contact them at 312-746-6554.
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