Map of attack scene

2900 block of South Vernon Avenue. (Google map / May 11, 2013)

A male victim jogging in the Prairie Shores neighborhood on the South Side was robbed and sexually assaulted by two young men, Chicago police said today in a community alert.

About 4 p.m. Friday, the victim was jogging on the 2900 block of South Vernon Avenue when he was approached by two men, police said.

One attacker grabbed the victim from behind and placed an object against his side, while the other attacker demanded the victim's money and then forced him to perform a sexual act, police said.

The alert described both attackers as black men 18-20 years old, with short black hair and medium complexions.

The man who grabbed the victim was 5 feet 8 inches tall and 130-150 pounds, wearing a short black jacket, blue jeans and Nike gym shoes, police said. The man who took the money and forced the sex act was 6 feet and 165 pounds, wearing a blue hooded sweater and dark jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.

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