Police: Burglar 'met match' in Bridgeview woman, 60

January 26, 2011 3:40:54 PM PST
Police in the southwest suburbs are looking for a man who broke into a Bridgeview home around noon Tuesday.

The home invasion took place on the 7100 block of 91st Street. The suspect confronted the owner and demanded money before escaping. It's not clear whether any items were taken from the house.

"As she was making her way towards the back door, the suspect forced entry to that door, encountering the 60-year-old female," said Walter Klimek, Bridgeview Police.

Police released a sketch of the suspect who they describe as a clean shaven man in his early 20s, between 5'10" to 6 feet tall, weighing 200 pounds. They say the 60-year old woman tried to fight him off but was knocked to the ground after a brief struggle.

The suspect escaped out of the back door. The woman was able to run out of the front door and call for help. Police say it's likely he was surprised that someone was home.

"I think he may have met his match and realized it and didn't want nothing to do with it," said Klimek.

Neighborhood residents call the area safe and peaceful.

"It's not a high-crime area. You have good parts and bad parts of the neighborhood. It's a quiet area," said Troy Andruk, neighbor. "To barge in on an old lady like that, it's ridiculous."

Andruk says he was surprised to hear about a home invasion on his block.

According to police, the victim is in good health and didn't need medical attention.

Bridgeview police say if residents have any information about the home invasion, they should call authorities at 708-458-2131.