Man charged in Park Forest home invasions

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Thursday, December 1, 2016
Dexter Harris.

PARK FOREST, Ill. (WLS) -- Police have arrested a man in connection with a string of home invasions that targeted women in south suburban Park Forest.

Dexter Harris, 31, faces multiple charges in Cook and Will counties for two different break-ins and further charges could come in connection with two others, police said. Harris was arrested Tuesday morning after a resident reported suspicious circumstances on Monee Road.

Investigators said he battered his victims before tying them up and robbing them. Police said Harris is a registered sex offender who recently moved from Chicago to Park Forest.

Harris has been charged with one count of home invasion in Cook County in connection with an incident in the 300-block of Onarga Street in Park Forest. The Will County state's attorney has issued an arrest warrant for Harris on charges of home invasion and armed robbery in connection with an incident in the 234000-block of South Western Avenue.

Harris appeared in court on Thursday and is being held on $510,000 bond.