Lakeview: Cops kick down front door, arrest burglar as victim hides inside

Approximate location of Monday’s home invasion

Chicago police kicked down a Lakeview woman’s front door early Monday to capture a home invader while the victim hid inside, conveying details to a 911 operator, according to a police report and sources. No one was injured. Charges are pending.

The woman called 911 around 4:20 a.m. to report a man entering her coach house in the 900 block of West Fletcher through a front window. She hid inside the home as the man covered his face and searched her home for valuables. The scene is about a block from the Belmont Red Line station.

Police arrived and the woman told a 911 operator that the intruder was still in her home. Trapped in the home, the woman had no way to get out of the house without encountering the man, she said. She gave police permission to kick down her front door to capture the offender, according to a source. Officers quickly made entry and arrested the intruder.

Charges are pending against a 23-year-old man, according to the Chicago Police Department’s Office of News Affairs.

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