A member of XSPORT FITNESS was attacked by an unknown offender in the rear parking lot of the Arlington Heights north facility of XSPORT FITNESS about 10:40 a.m. Saturday. The offender was described as a tall (up to 6′ 5″), white male in his upper 20’s to 30’s with a mustard yellow hooded suede jacket pulled up, sunglasses, knit cap, and purple knitted gloves.
The offender approached the woman in the north parking lot (behind the building) and attempted a strangulation hold and ordered the woman to proceed to an ATM so that a certain amount of money could be withdrawn. The woman was able to escape and run back in to the XSPORT FITNESS – NORTH ARLINGTON HEIGHTS facility where she called 9-1-1 and was helped by XSPORT staff.
The offender fled in a vehicle described as an older model, long, 4-door white sedan — possibly 1997 to 1999 Ford Crown Victoria. The vehicle was last seen headed south toward Dundee Road from the rear parking lot of XSPORT FITNESS at 960 West Dundee Road.
Arlington Heights Police responded immediately with multiple officers searching the area for the described offender.