Police Investigate Second Possible Home Invasion

Elderly homeowner was asleep when stranger appeared in her bedroom, cops say.

Oak Lawn Police are investigating a second possible home invasion that occurred on Jan. 2, in the 9300 block of South Tully Avenue.

According to the police report, officers responded to a call of a burglary around 7:54 p.m. When police arrived, the homeowner, an elderly woman, told officers that a man had just left her house.

While checking the premises, officers found a broken window pane on a door. They also observed fresh footprints in the snow leading away from the front door, but there were no footprints leading to the door, reports said.

READ, "Wife Calls Hubby At Work: 'I Think Someone's In the House'"

Police said that the footprints were headed northbound on Tully. Officers relayed their findings to dispatchers, along with the description of a younger male white, approximately 5-feet-8-inches to 5-feet-10 inches tall, 160 pounds and wearing a dark hoodie.

The homeowner said she was asleep in her bedroom when a man entered her room. Police said he woke her up by asking, “I want your purse. Where is your money?”

He allegedly put her in a headlock and forcibly moved her out of bed and down the stairs. The homeowner directed him toward her purse, which was in the living room.

He grabbed her purse and exited out the front door, heading northbound on foot, police said.

The homeowner told police the man looked familiar and believed he might be from the area, police said. She was unsure of the contents in her purse, reports said.

Detectives showed her a photo lineup and she was able to positively identify the person who allegedly entered her bedroom.

Police took the man into custody for questioning. The alleged suspect is a 29-year-old white male, who also resides on Tully.

No arrest had been made at the time of the report.

On Dec. 30, in the 9800 block of South Melvina, a woman reported hearing a noise and the house shake when she was home alone in bed. Police found a door that showed signs of forced entry, as well as broken glass.

Scott P Steen January 09, 2014 at 07:20 PM
J Epley, This poor woman had a horrible thing happen to her and you have to make this statement "If our political figures in charge spent less time trying to have each other indicted wed have less worries about real crime like this. " I don't think the police check the residents voting records before protecting them . Please think about what your saying before hitting post comment . Recommend
Honestly IPO January 09, 2014 at 08:11 PM
Edward, we feel the same way. We had a break in on our block 2 yrs. ago and now call on every car/person who shouldn't be here. Everyone also has at least one well trained dog over 50 lbs so if one of them is barking we are looking outside. In November a neighbor fell and broke her hip, another neighbor came out because of screams she is now fine. The second neighbor is diabetic and was released from hospital a few years back, his home health aid couldn't get him to answer door, I asked who she was saw her credentials then opened his door. He was having episode of low sugar. My point is you might all want to become nosy neighbors it works.
Charles Burke January 09, 2014 at 08:42 PM
These stories are horrendous and terrifying and most of them have one thing in common.... the door was forced open ! Another fact is no home was ever invaded/burglarized through a Gibraltdoor! Check them out online and watch the video, How does your door stack up?
Julie Roberts January 10, 2014 at 12:37 PM
Be involved! I couldn't agree more with being nosy neighbors and having a nice big LOUD dog. If someone looks like they don't belong snooping around a house or building, call the police! Stop pointing fingers and look out for your neighbors!


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