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updated: 8/23/2013 2:40 PM

63-year-old woman attacked in car in Arlington Heights

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Arlington Heights police are continuing to investigate an attack on a 63-year-old woman who was sitting in her locked car in a business parking lot late Thursday.

The woman and her red 2010 Toyota Corolla were reportedly approached by two men while she was parked on the 500 block of West Algonquin Road between 10:40 and 10:50 p.m.

The two men each went to one of the car's front doors and one yelled at the woman to get out of the car and struck the driver-side window twice with a baseball bat, police reports said.

The woman started the car and backed out of the parking space. The two men stepped back as she drove away. She told police she saw them enter a black two-door vehicle and drive away north through the parking lot.

Arlington Heights police Sgt. Rick Kappelman said detectives are still talking to the woman, who had been waiting to start her work shift, and trying to determine what the men's motive was.

The two men were described as possibly Hispanic and wearing black hooded sweatshirts.

The second man reportedly said nothing and did not attempt to enter the woman's car.

The driver's side window was cracked by the bat, but there is no damage estimate yet.

Anyone with information can submit an anonymous tip by texting the keyword 847AHPD and a message to 847411 (tip411) or call Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers at (847) 590-STOP.

Callers are guaranteed anonymity and may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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