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Police investigating attacks on women in Midlothian

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South suburban Midlothian police are searching for a suspect who is targeting women in a series of recent attacks and robberies.

22-year-old Stephinae Lopez was attacked July 29th on her way home from the Metra train.   She lost her purse and is recovering from her injuries

“She is a tough one,” her father Eddie Saminis said. “She is not letting this get her down. She’s back at work and really alert to her surroundings now.”

Another woman had her nose broke in two places when she was attacked at her home on July 18th with her 7-month-old child in her arms.

“(He) made her put her baby down then he robbed her and beat her,” the victim’s father Ray Blakmore told WGN News.

All three of the victims’ families describe the attacks in the same way: The guy wearing a black mask came up from behind the woman, on two occasions he hit them several times and on the last attack he put a gun to the girl’s head.

That attack happened just a few days ago in the driveway of the girl’s home.  That victim was a teenager.

The families have commended the police on the job they’ve been doing but question why an alert has yet to be issued.

Midlothian police did not want to comment to WGN News.


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  • Ed

    As a Midlothian resident with a wife and children I am outraged that no alert of any kind was sent out the the residents. It’s hard to protect yourself and your family when the village doesn’t warn you that this is happening in your own town.

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