Chicago Police Warn Residents to Beware of Male Groper on BMX Bike in Ravenswood and Lincoln Square Neighborhood

Chicago Police Department responded to three reports of sexual abuse and battery to women in less than 30 minutes — Thursday September 14, 2017 between 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Police are for a male suspect on a bike, inappropriately touching, fondling or groping women.

Three total crimes occurred in the Lincoln Square neighborhood and the Ravenswood neighborhood. The victims were women walking alone with their children.

The offender was described as a male/white or male/Hispanic, 25-40 years-old, possibly wearing a dark-colored baseball cap, a black and gray striped sweater and blue jeans. He was seen riding a silver BMX style bicycle.

GROPING INCIDENT LOCATIONS

Block of 4400 N Ravenswood, 10:30 a.m.

Block of 4600 North Campbell, 10:45 a.m.

Block of 2300 West Sunnyside, 10:57 a.m.

The Ravenswood address was near the Ravenswood Art Walk and community gardens along railroad tracks.

The Campbell address was near Waters School.

The Sunnyside address was near Mayfair Park

Police are warning women to call 911 to report suspicious persons or activity, and to avoid talking to strangers or approaching vehicles operated by strangers. In addition, police advised women to walk in pairs and avoid confronting any offenders.

Police are asking anyone with information about these crimes, to call area north detectives at 312-744-8200 or send tips anonymously at TIPSOFT.COM




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