22-year-old woman robbed, escapes being dragged into alley near UIC campus

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CHICAGO — A 22-year-old woman was robbed and escaped being dragged into an alley Monday morning near UIC, police said.

At around 11 a.m., police responded to the 1400 block of West Flournoy Street on the report of a robbery.

A woman, 22, told police an unknown suspect grabbed her on the side and attempted to drag her into an alley. She was then robbed and managed to escape, police said.

The victim was taken to UIC Hospital for treatment as a precaution. She is expected to be OK.

A warning was not sent to students since the victim is not a student and the incident happened off campus.

This incident comes less than three weeks after the rape and murder of a UIC student at a campus parking garage.

Residents in University Village are on edge.

“I just moved here actually, it’s not that bad,” a resident said. “And then I hear all these things."

The body of 19-year-old Ruth George was found in the backseat of her car after she was followed into the garage by a 26-year-old parolee, who is now charged in her murder.

There is only a vague description of Monday's attacker. He’s described as an African American man, likely in his 20s, and is 5’8”and 130 lbs. His hair was in dreadlocks.

No suspects are in custody. Area Central Detectives are investigating.

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