CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago police are investigating a reported rape that happened in broad daylight on the North Side last week.
A 22-year-old woman says she was waiting in a bus shelter on Clark Street near Devon Avenue last Thursday afternoon when a man grabbed her by the neck, forced her into a nearby alley and sexually attacked her.
Police have issued a community alert with a sketch of the suspect, who was a male black, 35-40 years old, 5 feet, 8 inches and 300 pounds.
He was wearing a white polo shirt with red and blue stripes and was wearing blue jeans.
She says before running off, he grabbed her cell phone, money and credit card.
Chicago Police today were keeping a close watch on this busy stretch of Clark Street filled with stunned shopkeepers.
When asked if he was concerned that it happened in his neighborhood, Robert Seitz of Harmony Art Glass Company said, “Absolutely. In broad daylight? That’s like unbelievable.”
Filled too, with wary women.
“I never thought it happen around here, cause mostly stuff don’t happen around here,” said Edgewater resident Karina Matias.
The camera inside the dr. cell mobile phone shop captured surviellence video of the man who may be the suspect walking a woman toward the alley. His hand was around her neck, but there was no squabbling or screams.
“They were looking like kind of a couple walking down the street. I wasn’t really paying attention to it like it was some kind of incident,” said Addeo Khan, Dr. Cell storeowner.
But women are paying attention now.
“I’m going to probably try to travel in pairs, like with friends,” said Edgewater resident Kathyrn Howard,