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January 31, 2014

Woman attacked, robbed while walking home from work in KC

Kansas City police are looking for a man who robbed and tried to rape a 32-year-old woman who was walking home from work early Friday.

Kansas City police are looking for a man who robbed and tried to rape a 32-year-old woman who was walking home from work early Friday.

The woman was walking in the 2300 block of East 12th Street about 1:30 a.m. when the man approached her from behind, pressed a gun to her temple and said, “Give me your (expletive!)”

The gunman pulled her behind a dry cleaner building, shoved her to the ground and ripped off her clothes as she fought him. As he pulled down his pants, a nearby dog started barking, police said. Startled, the man grabbed the victim’s purse and ran away. The victim ran to her apartment and called police.

A paramedic checked her for injuries and she refused further medical treatment.

Investigators were checking surveillance cameras in the area to see if any recorded the man or attack.

Christine Vendel, cvendel@kcstar.com

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