Cops need help finding man who tried to sexually assault a woman in Ukrainian Village

Chicago police released these surveillance images of a man wanted for trying to sexually assault a woman in West Town last week. | Chicago Police Department

Chicago police are trying to track down the man who tried to sexually assault a woman on Ukrainian Village street last week. Area Three detectives released two surveillance images of the suspect, including one that appears to show the crime in progress.

Police said the man followed a woman from a bus stop at Western and Chicago avenues around 4:58 p.m. last Thursday, November 16. When they reached the 2400 block of West Superior, the man pushed the woman into a gangway and then pinned her against some stairs, according to CPD’s bulletin.

The woman screamed as he started to take off his clothes and tried to take off her clothing, too, the police said. Her screams drew the attention of a citizen, who chased the man away.

He was last seen heading west on Superior and then south on Campbell, police said.

They described him as black, 5’4″ to 5’7″ tall, and 120 to 130 pounds. He has short black hair and appeared “disheveled and dirty,” according to the alert. It said he wore white high-top gym shoes, blue jeans, and a beige fleece that had a green section on the front.

Anyone with information about the man can contact CPD Detective Kuc at 312-744-8261. The case number is JG-506882.

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