CHICAGO (WLS) — A 28-year-old USPS mail carrier was the target of a felony sexual assault around 9:15 a.m. Saturday morning in the 2800 block of South Pulaski Road in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, Chicago police say.
The victim was getting into his postal vehicle when he found a man hiding inside, police said.
The CPD issued a community alert saying the suspect pulled her by the hair and ordered her to a nearby car park. He then ordered the victim to get into the back of the van and remove his clothes. As he attempted to escape through the back of the van, the suspect beat her and removed some of her clothing, police said.
The victim eventually managed to get away with the suspect who then fled in his postal vehicle, police said. The abandoned truck was found shortly after in the 4500 block of West Marquette Road in West Lawn.
The victim was transported to St. Anthony’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and was released, according to the USPS.
The suspect is still at large and considered armed and dangerous, according to the USPS.
The alert says the suspect has multiple tattoos on his arm and chest and a tattoo on the side of his head.
Anyone with information is asked to call the US Postal Inspection Service hotline at 877-876-2455.
Post officials said a reward notice would be issued soon.
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