She was walking through an alley on her way to the Bryn Mawr Red Line “L” station early Friday morning when she was approached from behind by a man who struck her in the head several times, robbed her of a watch and earring and then attempted to sexually assault her
The attack took place at 5:40 a.m. The 30-year old victim was walking in the alley in the 5600 block of North Kenmore Avenue when the assailant grabbed her. The victim started screaming for the man to let go of her.
The Tribune reported that a man who lives nearby heard her screaming: “Let go, let go!”
According to a community alert issued by Area North detectives the neighbor saw the man punch her in the face, remove her clothing and go through her pockets.
The attacker slammed her head on the pavement several times and the neighbor, another man, and a building security officer all ran outside to help her. The attacker yelled in an accented voice to stay away and lunged towards the men before fleeing, the report said.
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