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In wake of reported CTA assault, Guardian Angels to offer free self-defense class

May 28, 2013|By Tracy Swartz @tracyswartz | RedEye

The Guardian Angels, the volunteer CTA watch group, will hold a free self-defense class Sunday in the wake of a reported sexual assault at a North Side bus stop earlier this month.

The class will be held 2 to 5 p.m., at 1552 W. Schreiber Ave., according to a news release by the Guardian Angels.

The Angels say today they will hand out flyers about the attack, which was reported to have occurred May 2 at about 2 p.m. A woman said a man grabbed her as she waited at a bus stop at Clark and Devon Avenues, dragged her to a nearby alley, assaulted and robbed her.

Her family is offering a $5,000 reward for information about the attack that leads to arrest, according to the Angels release.

The Angels will pass out flyers about the attack and reward from 2 to 6 p.m., at the corner of Clark and Devon Aves.

Police describe the attacker as a 5-foot-8, 300-pound black man with short black hair. He was wearing a striped polo shirt and blue jeans at the time.

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