CHICAGO (CBS) — Police issued a community alert this weekend after a woman had her cellphone stolen by a group of men on the CTA Pink Line in Lawndale and was then sexually assaulted in an alley.
At 9:30 p.m. Friday, the woman was riding the Chicago Transit Authority line when a group of several men came up and stole her cellphone, police said. All the suspects got off the train and the woman chased them, police said.READ MORE: 5 Killed, 39 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago
The woman was then sexually assaulted by one of the suspects in a nearby alley behind the 4300 block of West Cullerton Street, police said.
In addition to the cellphone, the suspects also took several other items, police said.READ MORE: Man Shot, Critically Wounded In Car Downtown
The suspects were all around 20 years old and had short black hair. Two were last seen wearing white T-shirts and jeans, a third was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, black shorts, black socks, and black slippers, and a third was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and jeans. All were wearing face masks, police said.
One of the suspects had a tattoo on his left forearm of a name starting with the letter F, police said.
Police have released surveillance images of some of the suspects.MORE NEWS: One Person Rushed To Hospital After Multi-Vehicle Crash On Edens Expressway
Anyone with information is asked to call Area Four detectives at (312) 746-8251.