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.

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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.

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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.

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Pink Line Assault Suspects

(Credit: Chicago Police)

Anyone with information is asked to call Area Four detectives at (312) 746-8251.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff