April 12, 2007
Vol. 26 No. 14

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    University and Chicago police seek suspect in recent crimes

    University and Chicago Police are asking for the public’s help in apprehending a man who they believe may have been responsible for committing three robberies, one of which included an aggravated sexual assault and an attempted robbery in the Hyde Park area on Monday, April 9.

    The incidents took place between 9 and 10 p.m. in the 5400 block of Dorchester Avenue, the 5400 block of Everett Avenue, the 5300 block of Kimbark Avenue and the 5600 block of Lake Park Avenue.

    In the first incident, police said the perpetrator attempted to rob a University student, but she screamed and ran away. The second incident took place about one half hour later, in which a University student was robbed and then pulled into a parking lot and forced to engage in a sex act. A University employee was robbed of $1 in the third incident, and in the fourth incident a woman was robbed of her cell phone after being punched in the face by the perpetrator.

    Police said witnesses describe the offender as a black male between 5’11” and 6’ wearing a black “puffy jacket” with a fur-trimmed hood.

    For further updates on these incidents, or for other information on the University’s safety awareness programs, please subscribe to the safety awareness listhost at http://listhost.uchicago.edu.