Police in Oak Park have released a composite sketch of the man they believe is responsible for in which women are choked and robbed.
The sketch, officials said, is based on a description provided to police by Lisa Dodge, the victim in the last attack on April 4.
Typically, victims of violent crime are hesitant to be identified publicly, but Dodge is seeking the spotlight in hopes of turning the tables on the choking suspect.
"I want this guy off the streets, and I want people to know my name. I'm not hiding," she told WGN-TV. "...I wasn't afraid of this guy. I got a good look at him. And I knew he didn't have a weapon. But I think it really pissed him off that I wasn't afraid."
The attack against Dodge was the third in a troubling series of robberies targeting Oak Park women. All of the incidents have taken place between Austin Boulevard and Oak Park Avenue, roughly along the Lake Street corridor.
This first in the 200 block of Lake Street, when a 21-year-old woman was attacked from behind and robbed of some cash and a cell phone.
The second took place April 2 in the 400 block of North Austin Boulevard, police said. The victim in that incident was 33 years old.
In the wake of the crimes, police have pledged additional patrols in the area and have
"I'm sick of this. This has just got to stop. People have to stop taking advantage of other people," Dodge told Wednesday Journal. "He got 80 bucks. And now, if we catch him, he's going to prison. For 80 dollars."