$1K reward offered for information on jogger attacks in Arlington Heights

squad-car-lightsPolice in Arlington Heights are offering up to a $1,000 reward for information regarding two separate incidents in which joggers were attacked.

The most recent attacked happened at about 5:30 a.m.. Friday. The jogger was in the area of Hintz Road and Haddow Avenue when a man wearing dark clothing grabbed her and forced her to the ground. Police say the victim struggled briefly with the suspect and was aided by a Good Samaritan.

Police say suspect ran from the scene, and the victim was not injured.

The previous incident occurred on September 26, 2013, at 6 a.m. In that incident, the victim was battered in Lake Arlington Park.

These incidents occurred within a mile and a half of each other.

The police department is asking people to be aware of their surroundings while jogging, running or walking. Safety tips include: Run with someone else, do not run in a secluded area, do not run during hours of darkness and do not wear earphones.

Anyone having information about this should submit an anonymous text tip by texting the keyword 847AHPD and your message to 847411 (tip411) or call  Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers at (847) 590-STOP.

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