(CHICAGO) Chicago Police are searching for a man who attacked a woman while she was jogging last weekend in River North.
Just before 6 a.m. Saturday, the man started following her in the 200 block of West Kinzie, according to a community alert issued Wednesday.
He grabbed her by the neck and threw her to the ground, and ran away when a passerby approached, police said.
The attacker is described as a 25-year-old white man, about 5-foot-8 with a medium build, wearing a black baseball cap, black T-shirt, khaki shorts and black shoes.
Anyone with information should call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.
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(CHICAGO) Chicago Police are warning North Side residents after a man tried to sexually assault a woman exercising Monday night in Lincoln Park.
The 43-year-old woman was on the walking path in the 1700 block of North Stockton Drive inside Lincoln Park a few minutes before 8 p.m. when the man hit her with an unknown object and tried to sexually assault her, according to a community alert from Area Central detectives.
The woman was able to get away and call police. She was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening, police said.
The suspect was described as a man 6-foot-1 to 6-foot-4 and very skinny, police said. He had a foul body odor and spoke in a coarse manner.
Anyone with information should call police at (312) 747-8380.
(ELGIN) Police are searching for the male who attacked a female jogging Wednesday morning in northwest suburban Elgin.
At 11:51 a.m., the female was jogging near McBride Street north of Kimball Street when the male walked up and threw her to the ground, according to a statement from Elgin police.
A person on a bike saw the attack and stopped to assist the female, at which point the male ran away, police said.
Investigators searched the area with the use of a K9 but could not find the suspect, police said. He is described as a white male with reddish/brown hair and was last seen wearing a green shirt and light-colored pants.
Anyone with information on the attack is asked to contact the Major Investigations Division at (847) 695-4195.
(CHICAGO) A Logan Square man already charged with attacking three women on the CTA last year has been arrested again in connection with a similar incident that occurred in 2007, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
Investigators were able to link Noor Jalil’s semen from the eight-year-old case by matching evidence taken from one of the victims in 2014, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Jennifer Keating said Thursday.
Based on his nearly decade-long pattern, 54-year-old Jalil is a “predator, victimizing women,” Keating said.
In the oldest incident, Jalil allegedly boarded a crowded train at the Clark and Lake stop and pressed his groin up against the woman, who was 24 at the time.
The woman felt something wet on the back of her leg and skirt and then saw Jalil get off the train at the next stop, Keating said.
The woman immediately made a police report and her clothing was sent to the Illinois State Police crime lab where it was matched to Jalil’s DNA taken from an attack in September 2014, Keating said.
Jalil allegedly rubbed his penis up against two CTA commuters last year, including a woman who was seven months pregnant.
A few months earlier on July 1, 2014, he also pressed his body up against another woman on the train, keeping her from moving, according to prosecutors.
Last fall, Judge Donald Panarse Jr. ordered Jalil held in lieu of $100,000 bail for aggravated criminal sexual assault and aggravated battery charges for the three 2014 incidents.
At the time Panarese didn’t know Jalil, who has since been out on bond, had been victimizing women for a span of several years, Keating told Judge Laura Sullivan Thursday, urging her to set a higher bail.
Sullivan ordered Jalil, of the 2400 block of North Kedzie Avenue, held in lieu of $500,000 bail.
Assistant public defender Sandra Bennewitz said Jalil, who turned himself in to police Wednesday, has an undergraduate degree in marketing and a master’s degree in finance.
(CHICAGO) Chicago Police have issued a community alert after a female was attacked and kidnapped near a West Side CTA train Saturday morning.
About 8:45 a.m., a female — whose age was not disclosed — exited a CTA train in the 2100 block of South Pulaski. She was approached by a man who hit her in the back of the head and dragged her into an abandoned building nearby, police said.
She sustained “multiple injuries,” but police did not specify.
Her attacker was described as a black man, between 20 and 25 years old. He standing 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-11 and weighs between 140 and 150 pounds, police said. He has long dreadlocks and was wearing a gray sweatshirt, blue jeans and black gym shoes.
Anyone with information on the attack is asked to call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.
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