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Stranger Reaches Under Student's Dress Near Congress And Michigan

 Police are looking for a man who groped a teenage girl Friday afternoon near Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway.
Police are looking for a man who groped a teenage girl Friday afternoon near Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway.
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THE LOOP — Police are looking for a man who reached under a teenage girl's dress Friday afternoon off Michigan Avenue.

The suspect walked up behind the 17-year-old victim and "placed his forearm under her dress and lifted her off the ground" at about 2 p.m. Friday next to the Auditorium Theatre at 50 E. Congress Parkway, said Officer Brandi Wright, a Chicago Police spokesman.

The suspect is still on the loose after running west on Congress, Wright said. She described the suspect as a 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-8 140-pound black man with a medium brown complexion and short black hair. 

The victim was a student attending a summer program at Roosevelt University, said Nicole Barron, a Roosevelt spokeswoman. Roosevelt security said the suspect was wearing a white T-shirt and black jeans and jumped into a black car after the incident, but did not have surveillance images available. 

The theater, built in 1889, sits at Congress Parkway and Michigan Avenue and has hosted countless performances as well as recent NFL drafts

Detectives are still investigating, Wright said.