A man robbed a woman while she was walking near the Magnificent Mile, then forced her into a minibus and sexually assaulted her, according to Chicago police. Nobody is in custody.
Police said in a community alert that the victim, 37, was driving east at Block 100 in East Huron when the culprit drove off in a small white Honda Odyssey around 7:10 a.m.
She said the man got off the truck, indicated that he was carrying a weapon, and stole it. Then he told the woman to get on his truck. Police said he forced her to sit in the back seat and sexually assaulted her.
In the end the man let the woman go and fled east in the truck.
The police described the attacker as a black man, aged between 20 and 26, and his height was 5’4 “to 5’7”. He’s thin, has his hair pulled into a ponytail, and wears a black T-shirt with jeans, according to the alert.
On reaching the scene, the police saw the suspect and ran after him through Love Park.
Come to the escalators of SEPTA Station at 15th Street and Market Street.
Police said the suspect attempted to hide in a stairwell that leads to the subway corridor, but was arrested by three officers. A struggle ensued.
“When the police struggled with that man in an attempt to arrest him, he fell approximately 20 to 25 feet into the foyer below and disappeared into the hallway,” said Burgman.
Burgmann explained that the suspect jumped to get away from the police, got up after landing 25 feet and fled.
Police released a surveillance video that arrested the suspect on the SEPTA platform after he fled the officers. Burgmann said the attacker may have sustained some injuries.
The suspect remains at large.