Schaumburg woman sexually assaulted in home by stranger, police say

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Schaumburg police issued a community alert after a woman reported that a stranger sexually assaulted her in her bedroom. (WLS)

A suburban Schaumburg woman was sexually assaulted over the weekend by a stranger who broke into her home while she slept, police said Tuesday.

The incident occurred at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday in the 2700-block of Odlum Drive. It's undetermined how the man got inside the woman's townhouse, police said.

The man went into the bedroom and groped the woman. When she woke up, he took off. Police are looking for the man.

Nearby resident Cheryl Puetz described the neighborhood as quiet.

"I wish they would have notified us that there's a problem going on," she said.

On Tuesday, few people had heard about the community alert about the assault.

"I couldn't believe it," said Lisa Mazur, a Schaumburg resident. "I just moved here and I heard it was a safe neighborhood so I'm actually shocked to hear it from you."

Mazur said she will continue to be proactive.

"I always lock my doors and lock windows i don't keep anything open."

Police are urging people to close garages and lock windows, as well as ensure that first-floor doors are locked.

The offender is described a Hispanic male, between the ages of 25 and 35. He is about 5-feet-5-inches tall with a short buzz cut and short facial hair. He was wearing a dark-colored T-shirt and blue and white pajama-style pants.
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