Sketch Released of Oak Park Attacker

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Lisa Dodge wants the suspect behind bars

    A defiant Oak Park resident says she wants the man who attacked her off the streets and has helped police in creating a sketch of the man they should be seeking.

    Lisa Dodge may seem to be a mild-mannered gallery owner, but when she was attacked on the 200 block of North Oak Park Avenue on April 4, she fought back.

    "I was pretty outraged because it happened right in front of my house," she said Wednesday.

    Like the two attacks that occurred previously, Dodge said she was approached from behind, placed in a choke hold and told to hand over her money.

    When her attacker ran off with her purse, Dodge said she ran after him. 

    "I got a very good look at him," she said.

    That information was used to create a composite sketch of an African American man in his 20s.  He stands between 5 feet, 10 inches and six feet tall and has a medium build.  He is believed to have been wearing a light-colored jacket with a black knit hat.

    "This will be useful to generate tips and leads," said Oak Park police Cmdr. LaDon Reynolds.

    Anyone with information on the man in the sketch is asked to contact the Oak Park Police Department by calling 708-386-3800 or by sending email to police@oak-park.us.  Information can also be provided anonymously by calling 708-434-1636 or at www.oak-park.us.