Woman jumps from car to escape assault in Albany Park

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Two men allegedly tried to sexually assault a 20-year-old woman they targeted at an Albany Park bus stop near Montrose and Kimball on the city's North Side.

At about 6 a.m. Tuesday, the men forced the woman into their car, but she escaped by jumping out when the car started moving. The incident occurred at an intersection that is busy and full of stores and restaurants. A nearby surveillance camera captured an image of the vehicle - a small, silver four-door sedan.

"It's very disturbing. It's very disturbing that something like that can happen to anybody, an 18-year-old girl or 20-year-old girl. It's scary," said Martha Linton, who lives on the Northwest Side.

The woman was waiting for a bus early Tuesday when the car pulled up to the adjacent parking lot. The two men inside tried to talk her into the vehicle. When she didn't comply, police said one of the men got out and forced her into the back seat.

As they drove away, one of the men tried to sexually assault her in the back seat. However, the woman freed herself and jumped from the moving car.

The two suspects were described as being Latino and in their 20s or 30s. One of the men had what police describe as a shag haircut. That woman was hospitalized, but did not sustain life-threatening injuries.
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