A woman was attacked and sexually assaulted Friday morning in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood on the North Side.
She was standing at a bus stop about 6:20 a.m. in the 2200 block of West Chicago Avenue when a man approached her, punched her in the face and took her cellphone, Chicago Police said.
He then pulled her into a gangway across the street and sexually assaulted her, police said.
The attacker was described as an African-American man, between 20 and 30 years old, with a dark complexion, about 5-foot-10 with short or shaved hair, police said. He wore black clothing and ran away west on Chicago Avenue after the assault.
Police released video of a suspect in the case on Thursday that was captured by surveillance inside a gas station store.
There have been at least 145 instances of criminal sexual abuse reported on the CTA since the beginning of 2015, rising from 44 in 2015 to 60 in 2017 as of Oct. 27, according to a Sun-Times analysis of Chicago Police Department data. “Criminal sexual abuse” includes “inappropriate touching” and “sexual harassment without physical contact.”
Anyone with information was asked to call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.