EVANSTON, Ill. (WLS) -- Police in north suburban Evanston are investigating a bizarre attack at the home of a Northwestern University student.
The student told police a man pushed open the door of his apartment in the 2200-block of Sherman Avenue, walked into his bedroom and hit him in the mouth around 3:15 p.m. Monday.
The man then took off. It's not clear if he took anything with him.
In a security alert, university officials said the man entered through an unlocked back door. He did not display a weapon during the incident.
The student declined medical attention and did not give police a complete description of the suspect.
Evanston police are investigating the attempted burglary. They reminded residents to make sure their doors are always locked, whether they are home or not.
Northwestern student struck by intruder during attempted burglary, officials say