Logan Square home invasion sparks police alert

Approximate locations of Thursday’s incidents. | Mutliplottr

A home invader battered residents of a Logan Square home Thursday afternoon, just minutes after he tried to break into another apartment nearby, Chicago police said.

Area 5 detectives are detailing the crimes in a community alert.

The offender first tried to crawl through the rear window of a woman’s home on the 2000 block of North Sawyer around 12:20 p.m., according to a CPD report. He rand from the scene after she spotted him.

About 20 minutes later, the same offender entered through the rear of a home on the 2100 block of North Mozart, according to the police alert. He battered occupants of the home who confronted him, implied he had a gun, and stole the victims’ property, police said. 

Detectives said the suspect is a black male between 20- and 30-years-old who stands 5’7” to 5’9” tall and weighs 150-160 pounds. He has short black hair and wore a black windbreaker.

Police encouraged area residents to tell their neighbors about the crimes and to ensure surveillance camera systems are working.

Anyone with information about the incidents can contact Area 5 detectives at 312-746-7394 about case P20-5-006.

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