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.Copyright © 2015, RedEye