Recognize him? Cops say he pulled a woman into a West Loop alley, intending to commit a sex crime

A surveillance image of the man wanted for trying to sexually abuse a woman in the West Loop on April 14, 2024. (Chicago Police Department)

CHICAGO — The man who pulled a woman into a West Loop alley in an apparent sex crime ran away after the victim bit his finger during the attack, Chicago police said. Now, CPD is asking the public to help them track the man down.

Police said the 35-year-old victim was walking north on Carpenter Street from Randolph Street when the man approached her from behind around 5:24 a.m. on April 14.

He grabbed the woman by the waist and put his hands over her mouth as he dragged her into an alley, police said in a newly released bulletin. Once they were in the alley, the woman bit his index finger, prompting him to throw the woman to the ground and run away.

He was last seen heading east on Randolph Street. Police describe him as a 30- to 35-year-old Hispanic man with short hair. His jacket is white and green.

Information about the case can be shared with Area Three detectives at 312-744-8200. The case number is JH-224931.

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