9:30 AM Brown Line sexual assault and robbery

Chicago Police issued an alert following a February 26th 9:30 AM incident on the Brown Line. According to police, the offender struck the victim and demanded her purse, then demanded the victim pull her pants down while he attempted to sexually assault her.

Police allege this man was the offender in a February 26th attempted robbery and sexual assault on the Brown Line.

Police allege this man was the offender in a February 26th attempted robbery and sexual assault on the Brown Line.

The crime, according to police, happened on the Brown Line as the train headed outbound between Southport and Rockwell stations. The offender was last seen exiting the train at the Rockwell station, located at 4648 N Rockwell St., Chicago, IL.

The illustration accompanying this story is a police sketch of the offender.

This is the third violent crime to be associated with the Brown Line since December.

In other crime related transit news, on March 16 police arrested Keith Anderson, 38, of the 7400 block of South Luella. Anderson was charged with a Felony Attempt Robbery and Battery following a 7 PM attack on a Red Line passenger at the Division station.

It is alleged that Anderson attempted to grab the briefcase of the victim as the train doors opened. The 35 year-old woman, however, kept control of the briefcase, ran onto the platform and pressed the emergency call button located at each station. She then ran to the ticket booth.

Police say Anderson attempted to flee, but was identified by the victim when police arrived.

Persons with information about the Brown Line incident should contact Area 3 Detectives at (312) 744-8261 and reference RD #HS-181759.

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Patrick grew up near LaFollette Park on the West Side. He contends that the very best Italian beef sandwiches are made on the West Side and has a strange love of the flat pizza from that part of the city. Patrick led The Bulldog to win seven journalism awards in 2011, including four awards to Patrick as a solo or a team member. He is very proud of The Dog's coverage of politics and schools in the neighborhood. Patrick wrote for the Times of Northwest Indiana as a stringer covering Cook County Government, for the Chicago Tribune as a stringer on the Chicago Wolves and for ChicagoNow as a writer before starting The Dog. He wrote for four years for ChiTownDailyNews.org as a media commentator and spent about 20 years in operations at city newspapers, including nine years as owner of his own distribution company. Prior to that he spent about nine years in public relations. Patrick has a Masters degree from the University of Colorado. He attended Eastern Illinois University for undergrad and Weber High School and St. Peter Canisius grammar school. The two-flat he owns was built in 1912 and has never been featured, to his knowledge, in any major motion pictures despite having a way-cool garden. Patrick purchased the property in 1994 and "couldn't afford to buy it now." His daughter is a college student in California. He lives in the house with his wife, Jane, and two cats who often sit in on his phone interviews.

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