Chicago cops looking for man who punched, kicked women near the Magnificent Mile

Surveillance images of the man who Chicago police say attacked two women near the Magnificent Mile on January 5 | Chicago Police Department

Chicago police are trying to locate a man who has punched and kicked women as they walked near the Magnificent Mile this month. One of the incidents was captured on video.

Police said the man in these images punched a 50-year-old woman in the jaw as she crossed the street in the first block of East Ontario around 1:45 p.m. on January 5.

Dan Butterworth, a candidate for the 16th District Council, tweeted about the attack shortly after it happened and later posted a video of the incident.

About ten minutes later, the same man kicked a woman as she was crossing the street in the same block of Ontario, police said.

In a community alert issued Friday, Chicago police described the attacker as a man of unknown race who wore a white and orange knit cap, face mask, black coat with yellow stripes on the sleeves, and black pants.

Anyone with information about the man can contact Area Three Detective Leon at 312-744-8261.

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