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Mary Richards and Courtney Orton ReportingMidvale police are looking for a man they say beat up a young woman early this morning then robbed her.
The attack happened at an apartment complex at 983 E. 7450 South. The woman walked out of her third floor apartment about 5:30 this morning to go to work. When she reached the bottom of the stairs, she was attacked by a man.
The woman leaves for work at the same time each morning, so authorities believe the suspect was waiting for her.
The woman's boyfriend was inside their apartment at the time of the attack. He heard her leave and then heard her scream. He grabbed a gun and ran down the stairs. There he found her collapsed on the ground. The suspect got away with her purse.
The woman, who was slammed into a brick wall, was transported to the University of Utah Medical Center in serious condition. This afternoon, we are told she is OK.
Midvale police searched the apartment complex premises all morning looking for clues, but so far they don't have a suspect. "It could be possible that someone living in the complex itself, it could be someone that monitored her movements and waited for her to leave this morning," said Sgt. John Salazar of the Midvale Police Department.
The woman lives in a large apartment complex, and police are hoping someone there saw something that will help in the investigation.
Police have a vague description of the suspect.