Security Alert: October 9, 2008


October 24, 2008—Chicago police have arrested a 33-year-old man for the October 8 sexual assault and armed robbery of a woman in her apartment building in the 1300 block of Hyde Park Boulevard. The suspect has also been charged in a separate sexual assault that occurred on October 21, 2008, in the 6300 block of South Rhodes Avenue. He is in custody charged with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault.

To: Faculty, Staff, Students, and Community Members
From: Chief Rudy Nimocks, University of Chicago Police Department

At 9:55 p.m., Wednesday, October 8—A woman entering the lobby of her apartment building on Hyde Park Boulevard near Dorchester was grabbed from behind by a man who forced her to an area at the rear of the building where he sexually assaulted and robbed her. The woman was transported to the hospital for treatment. Police are checking building surveillance cameras for possible images of the suspect.

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