Police Release Sketch Of Logan Square Attack Suspect

By Anna Deem in News on Mar 12, 2011 9:00PM

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Police sketch of the suspect.
Chicago Police released a sketch of a man on Friday that they believe was involved in an attempted sexual assault, robbery, and vehicle hijacking in Logan Square earlier this week. The incident took place on March 7 around 8:22 p.m. when a 34-year-old woman was returning to her home on the 2500 block of North Avers Avenue, police said to the Chicago Tribune. The woman had pulled her 1994 Green Mercury minivan into the alley behind her home and was parking in her garage when she was attacked by a man who police said was waiting inside the garage. The man forced himself into the woman's minivan at knifepoint and demanded money and other valuables from the woman.

After he had the items he wanted, the suspect drove to the 2200 block of West Medill Avenue with the woman in the passenger seat, police said. The man then battered the woman and attempted to sexually assault her. She was able to escape while the suspect fled in her van. Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic man, 5-foot-8 inches tall, and 230 pounds with a muscular build and short black hair. Police also noted that he is described as having a dark complexion and speaking with a Spanish accent. Anyone with information regarding the suspect is asked to call detectives at 312-746-8282. The case reference number is RD#HT-192995.