Sunday, October 14, 2018

Lakeview: Woman reports sexual assault by apartment intruder

Approximate locations of the three incidents.
A 59-year-old woman told police that she came home Saturday afternoon and discovered a man inside her high-rise apartment in the 3100 block of North Sheridan Road. The man forced her to perform a sex act and then left the building, police said. No suspect description was available from police. The incident remains under investigation.

The reported sexual assault was the second time since Thursday that a woman arrived home to find intruders in her apartment in the same neighborhood. The two cases have not been connected by investigators.

Thursday evening, a woman returned home in the 3900 block of North Pine Grove and walked in on two men as they burglarized her apartment, police said. One of the men pulled the 22-year-old victim into the apartment while displaying a handgun. He demanded the woman’s property while the other man went through her pockets, police said. The two men then fled.

Elsewhere in Lakeview

• A man reported being attacked and robbed by an unknown offender as he walked home from a late-night restaurant in Boystown early Saturday. The victim was in the 800 block of West Belmont around 12:45 a.m. when a man on a bike knocked him down and stole his wallet, according to a police report. The offender, described as a bald white man in his 20’s who was wearing a black jacket, then fled northbound on Dayton Street.

• A Lakeview couple reported that a man armed with two knives assaulted them as they walked home in the 3000 block of North Broadway around 4 a.m. on Saturday. The couple initially thought the man was trying to rob them as he brandished a knife in each hand, but they managed to escape and call police from nearby. The offender is described as a skinny white male who’s about 6-feet tall. He was wearing a black hoodie that covered his head.

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