Man posing as delivery driver sexually assaults woman in Irving Park: police

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police are looking for a man they say sexually assaulted a woman after posing as a delivery driver Sunday night on the Northwest Side.

Police said a 29-year-old woman answered her door in the 4200-block of North Francisco Avenue shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday. There was an unknown man on the other side, posing as a delivery driver with a package.

When the victim opened the door for him to deliver the package, police say the man grabbed her and sexually assaulted her.

The woman was able to fight the man off and he ran away.

Police describe the suspect as a white or Hispanic man, 30 to 45 years old with black hair, clean shaven with a mustache, wearing a black zip-up jacket, gray cargo pants and red gym shoes.

Police have also released surveillance images of the suspect.

The incident has rattled the otherwise cozy neighborhood.

"If someone came that late and said they were delivering a package, I'd probably just ask them to leave it in the front hall or something," Michelle Linke, neighbor, said. "I look through my security door or my front blinds, but I don't open up the door for anyone. If you've got something, leave it on my steps."

"It's scary," said neighbor Cory Gallagher. "I don't care what neighborhood you're in, it's just all over. This is scary."

Neighbors said detectives were walking the block late into the night Sunday, looking for any leads.

An investigation is ongoing. No one is currently in custody.

If you have any information about the attack, contact Area North detectives as 312-744-8261.
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