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Woman sexually assaulted in Hermosa gangway

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A woman was sexually assaulted in a gangway in the Northwest Side Hermosa neighborhood Tuesday, prompting authorities to issue a community alert.

The suspect -- a male wearing a black and yellow letterman-style jacket -- had been following the 19-year-old woman as she walked near Armitage Avenue and Pulaski Road about 1:30 a.m., according to a community alert issued by Area North detectives.

He pulled the woman into a gangway, sexually assaulted her, then fled northbound on a bicycle, the alert said.

The suspect is described as a black male between 5-foot-10 and 6-feet, between 165 and 185 pounds with black hair, the alert said.

He was wearing a white tank top and blue jeans along with the letterman-style jacket, the alert said.

Police are telling residents to walk in pairs, and to travel in well-lit areas, the alert said.

Anyone with information on the incident should contact Area North detectives at (312) 744-8200. Anonymous tips can be submitted to tipsoft.com.

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