CHICAGO (WLS) — A USPS letter carrier was nearly sexually assaulted before her postal truck was stolen by an unknown man Saturday morning in Chicago’s Little Village Neighborhood, according to Chicago police.
The 28-year-old female postal worker was getting into her postal vehicle in the 2800 block of South Pulaski Road are 9:15 a.m. when she found a man hiding inside, police said.
CPD issued a community alert that said the suspect pulled her by the hair and directed her to drive to a nearby parking lot. He then ordered the victim to the back of the van and remove her clothing. As he tried to escape through back of the van, the suspect beat her and removed some of her clothing, police said.
The victim eventually managed to escape with the suspect then driving off in her postal vehicle, police said. The abandoned truck was found a short time later in the 4500 block of West Marquette Road in West Lawn.
The victim was transported to St. Anthony Hospital for non-life threatening injuries and has been released, according to USPS.
The suspect is still at large and considered to be armed and dangerous, according to USPS.