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Cops: Gunmen forced woman off Blue Line, sexually assaulted her

Chicago police are searching for two gunmen who forced a woman off a Blue Line train and sexually assaulted her just two blocks from a Logan Square neighborhood police station last month.

The 52-year-old woman met the two suspects June 30 as she boarded the train at the West Side Kedzie-Homan stop, police said.

They later forced her off the train at gunpoint at the California station about 6:30 a.m. and took her to an apartment in the 2800 block of West Lyndale where they sexually assaulted her, according to a community alert issued by Area North detectives.

That address is roughly two blocks from the Shakespeare District Police Station on California Avenue, maps show.

Both of the suspects are described as black men in their 20s, standing roughly 5-foot-10 to 6-feet and weighing between 150 and 160 pounds, the alert said.

One was wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and a blue hat, the alert said. The second was wearing a maroon plaid shirt, blue jeans and a Philadelphia Phillies baseball hat, according to the alert.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact Area North detectives at (312) 744-8261. Neighbors are asked to report any suspicious people or activity to police and pay special attention to anyone loitering in that area.



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