Map of attack scene

800 block of West Newport in Chicago (Google map / August 16, 2012)

A man broke into a Lakeview residence early today and tried to sexually assault one of two women inside before fleeing with some of their property, police said.

About 5 a.m. the two women, age 24 and 25, were asleep in their residence in the 800 block of West Newport Avenue when the attacker broke in, police said in a community alert.

When the man tried to sexually assault the 25-year-old victim, the noise awoke the second woman -- which caused the attacker to flee after taking miscellaneous property, police said.

The alert describes the attacker as a black man 25-35 years old, 6-foot-1 to 6-foot-3, and 180-200 pounds, with black, close-cropped hair. He was wearing a long-sleeved dark-colored T-shirt and jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call Area North detectives at 312-744-8261 in reference to RD No. HV432581.

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