Attacks have residents on alert on Far Northwest Side

April 13, 2013 8:53:15 PM PDT
Two separate attacks on women in the Far Northwest Side have residents on alert.

Police said two separate incidents happened in the area around Belmont and Oak Park.

In one incident the attacker ran up to a woman who was walking alone and tried to threaten her into getting a car by indicating he had a gun and a knife, but no weapon was displayed.

The woman was sexually assaulted.

In the second incident, the attacker hit the victim in the face.