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.
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.