Man sexually attacked two women last night in Boystown, police say in community alert

CHICAGO — Two women were sexually assaulted as they walked in Boystown on Monday evening. Police say the same man is responsible for both attacks.

Chicago police said one woman was attacked in the 700 block of West Brompton just before 9 p.m. Area Three detectives issued a community alert, saying the woman was walking eastbound when a man grabbed her from behind, claimed to have a gun, and ordered her not to turn back.

The man tried to sexually assault the woman, but her screams brought nearby residents to the scene and they intervened, the alert said.

Then, around 9:10 p.m., a 23-year-old woman was attacked as she walked in the 800 block of West Buckingham, just east of Clark Street. She told the police she heard someone walking quickly behind her before being grabbed and taken to the ground. The man climbed on top of her and made sexually explicit statements, according to CPD.

He ran away after the woman raked his eyes.

According to police, the man is Black, 20 to 30 years old, 5’6″ to 5’8″ tall, and heavyset. He is either bald or has a short haircut, and he was last seen wearing white clothing. He may have injuries to his eye area.

Anyone with information can contact Area Three detectives at 312-744-8261. The case numbers are JH-235419 and JH-235428.

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