By Megan Dooley
In an effort to track down the perpetrator in a series of three attacks on women in Oak Park, Lisa Dodge, a victim of the attacker, met with the Oak Park police on Sunday to help create a computer-generated composite sketch of the suspect. Police released the sketch this afternoon.
The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s, between 5-feet, 10-inches and 6-feet tall, with a medium build. He was reportedly wearing a light colored jacket and a dark knit cap during each of the attacks.
The attacks took place on March 30, April 2, and April 4. In each incident, the suspect reportedly placed the female victims in a chokehold and demanded money. The incidents all occurred around midnight. Dodge was attacked in front of her apartment building on April 4. The suspect made off with her purse after choking Dodge and pinning her to the ground.
Dodge was asked to judge the likeness of the composite to the suspect, on a scale of one to 10, with one being no likeness, and 10 being a very strong likeness. Dodge rated the composite a nine.