CHICAGO — A Ravenswood man was physically attacked overnight when he came face-to-face with a burglar inside his home.
The victim was asleep in the 4700 block of North Virginia when the intruder entered his home, apparently by kicking in the back door, according to a preliminary Chicago police report. When the victim went to investigate, the burglar punched him in the face and ran out the back door.
EMS took the victim, who suffered from bruising and a sore back after fighting with the intruder, to Swedish Covenant Hospital.
The suspect was described only as a male who stood about 5’10” tall and wore a hoodie.
Burglary reports citywide are down 1% compared to last year and down 22% compared to 2019. But the Town Hall (19th) District, which includes the area where Sunday’s burglary occurred, has seen a 19% increase in burglaries this year. Break-ins are up 4% in Town Hall compared to 2019.