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Woman Raped In Gangway In Hermosa

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Police have issued a warning to residents in the Hermosa neighborhood, after a young woman was raped in a gangway on Tuesday.

According to a community alert, a 19-year-old woman was walking near Pulaski Road and Armitage Avenue around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, when a man grabbed her and pulled her into a gangway.

The man sexually assaulted the woman and fled the scene on a bicycle, police said.

Hermosa resident Veronica Feliciano said the area where the woman was attackd isn't safe.

"It's not. Never for a long time, it hasn't been. … It's not shocking that this happened," she said. "I hope they catch him. I have teenagers, and I don't even let them go out anywhere after 5:30, because you don't know what you're going to bump into."

Investigators said the suspect was wearing a letterman-style jacket, a white tank top, and blue jeans.

Police warned residents to walk in pairs, and travel in well-lit areas.

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