CHICAGO (WLS) — A 28-year-old female USPS letter carrier was the target of a criminal sexual assault Saturday morning around 9:15 a.m. in the 2800 block of South Pulaski Road in Chicago’s Little Village Neighborhood, according to Chicago police.
The victim got into her mail vehicle when she found a man hiding inside, police said.
CPD issued a community alert saying the suspect pulled her hair and told her to drive to a nearby parking lot. He then ordered the victim to the back of the van and removed her clothing. When he tried to escape through the back of the van, the suspect struck her and removed some of her clothing, police said.
The victim was eventually able to escape with the suspect and then drove off in her mail vehicle, police said. The abandoned truck was found a short time later in the 4500 block of West Marquette Road in West Lawn.
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The victim was taken to St. Anthony Hospital for non-life threatening injuries and has been released, according to the USPS.
The suspect remains at large and is considered armed and dangerous, according to the USPS.
The alert said the suspect has multiple arm and chest tattoos and a tattoo on the side of his head.
Anyone with information is urged to call the US Postal Inspection Service hotline at 877-876-2455.
Postal officials said a reward notice will be released soon.
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