Police investigate Bolingbrook home invasion

June 15, 2011 (BOLINGBROOK, Ill.)

A 20-year-old woman tells officers a man broke into her family home, put a knife to her throat and threatened to take her away. He allegedly entered the house on the 300 block of Inner Circle through an unlocked sliding door and approached the woman in the basement. At that moment, the woman's mother and another woman in the house awoke. The mother confronted the man and was cut on her hand. The suspect fled the house.

Police released a composite sketch of the suspect who is described as 5' 8" to 5'10" and 130 to 150 pounds. He allegedly entered the house through a back door and approached the woman in the basement.

Neighbors say they heard screaming the night of the attack.

"I heard her screaming. 'Oh, my God, oh, my God!' and I thought it was across the street from me, and in fact, it was way down. I thought somebody had gotten hurt or actually I thought somebody probably was, I thought somebody was dead. I thought it was a younger couple and she discovered her husband, something was wrong. I had no idea it was anything that was a problem," said Barbara Tigue.

Residents describe the block as relatively quiet and crime free. They say the victims of the home invasion just moved into that house a few weeks ago.

Bolingbrook CrimeStoppers says it may offer a reward for information that helps crack this case. Anyone who has information can call (630) 378-4772. For more information, visitwww.bolingbrookcrimestoppers.org.

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