Woman robbed, sexually assaulted outside West Town home

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A woman was robbed and sexually assaulted outside her home in the West Town neighborhood Tuesday, Chicago police said.

The attack occurred at about 11:22 p.m. in the 2000-block of West Ferdinand Street, police said. The victim told police she noticed a man riding a blue bike, possibly a Divvy bike, in circles on the street.

The woman went inside her home, but a few minutes later she went back outside after seeing the man in her front yard. Police said the man took out a handgun, demanded cash and sexually assaulted the woman before fleeing.

The suspect is described as 17-25 years old, black, clean shaven with dark complexion, short hair in twists or braids and was wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans and a dark gray hoodie with a dark colored backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.
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