Residents on alert after sexual assault in Arlington Heights

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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.-- Tonight, in quiet Arlington Heights— residents are shocked.

At this assisted living facility on Central Road and Dwyer Avenue, across the street from a U.S. Army Reserve Center, residents say they were told that additional security is being added after a sexual assault Thursday night.

“We did have somebody physically break the window and enter one of our residences.”

Andrew Bailey has been living here for 10 years. Disabled, he gets around the clock care.  Bailey thinks the perpetrator had to know this community was an easy target.

“It just breaks my heart to think that somebody would do that to-- I mean this is elderly and disabled people that live here. I mean somebody just clearly knew where they were going and what they were looking for, I guess, and just took advantage.”

The victim, who has not been identified, was taken to Northwest Community Hospital.

Police are not releasing a description of the suspect.

Crime Stoppers is on the case. They're looking for tips and offering a $1,000 reward.

Arlington Heights police are asking if you have any information give them a call.

 

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