Reporting Suzanne Le Mignot
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (STMW) – Schaumburg police are searching for two suspects who beat a woman as she was taking out the garbage on Friday.
CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports the woman was throwing out her garbage around 1:45 a.m. Friday, when two men approached her in the parking lot of the Woodbury Place apartment complex, in the 1100 block of North Knollwood Drive in Schaumburg.
“They approached from behind and attacked her,” Schaumburg Police Sgt. John Nebl. Said. “She was pushed down to the ground, punched several times, kicked in the ribs, a profanity or two was said to her, but that was about it, and then she lost consciousness.”
Police were able to create a computer-generated sketch of one of the suspects, based on the woman’s description. He is described as a Hispanic or mixed-race man, standing 6-foot to 6-foot-2, between 25 and 28 years old, with a medium build.
He was last seen wearing blue plaid shorts and a white sleeveless T-shirt.
The second suspect has a tattoo of a man running with a hatchet on the right side of his neck.
“Suspect number two has a very distinct tattoo. I guess it’s the logo from a band called the Insane Clown Posse. Suspect number two also had a white pit bull with him, with a black ring around its eye, and possibly went by the name of “Deuces,” Nebl said.
The second suspect is also of mixed race or Hispanic, between 25 and 28 years old, and between 6-foot-3 and 6-foot-6. He has a medium to heavy build.
“We’re not sure what the intention was. Nothing was taken from her. Some of her clothing was torn. We don’t know if that happened during the scuffle, or if it was an attempted sexual assault,” Nebl said.
He said, when the victim woke up, her attackers were gone.
Local residents found it frightening the woman was attacked while just throwing out her trash.
“It was really shocking. It makes you want to keep your eyes open, and be more aware, because I used to take my husband to work at night, and have my two little girls with me, and come back home, so now you just keep your eyes open,” Tenisha Griggs said.
Samantha Pairitz said she’ll no longer be walking her dog when it’s dark out.
“I’m going to carry my pepper spray,” she added.