A reader alerted us about flyers like the one above recently posted by police in the area surrounding 51st and Catharine Streets. The flyer says that on April 25, 2012, at around 6:48 a.m. a 17 year-old female was walking to school when she observed a young man sitting on the steps of a residence located at 644 S. 51st Street. The man stood up, grabbed the girl from behind holding a knife to her neck and dragged her to the rear of the alleyway where he began to cut and rip her clothing. The girl began to struggle and was able to break free and run home.
The attacker was last seen running between the 5100 blocks of Catharine and Walton Streets. He is described as a 20-year-old African American male, dark skin, 5’9″, medium build and clean shaven. He was wearing a black hooded jacket and brown Timberland boots.
Anyone with information is asked to call Special Victims Unit at 215-685-3251/3252.