Police Alert: Teen fondled on Northwest Side

March 29, 2011 2:28:44 PM PDT
Chicago police are warning residents on the city's Northwest Side about an attack targeting teenage girls.

Police say they are investigating a criminal sexual abuse that occurred in the evening of March 17th in the 5000- block of West Irving Park.

Police say a man approached two 16-year-old girls from behind, grabbed one of the girls, put her in a bear hug and then fondled her. He then threw the victim to the ground and ran away.

Police are warning people -- especially children -- to walk with a companion and stay in well-lit areas. Also, police are asking parents to help children identify safe locations for them to go to if they feel they are in danger.

Anyone with information on this attack is asked to contact Chicago police.