Man breaks into Belmont Cragin home, tries to sexually assault person sleeping inside: CPD

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Sunday, January 28, 2024
Man breaks into NW Side home, tries to sexually assault person inside
The Chicago Police Department is searching for a home invasion and attempted sexual assault suspect who broke into a Belmont Cragin home.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man broke into a Northwest Side apartment and tried to sexually assault someone who was sleeping inside on Friday, Chicago police said.

Police said the crime happened in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood. A man went into a building near North Lavergne Avenue and West Wrightwood Avenue and was able to enter a basement apartment.

A female person of an unknown age was sleeping in that apartment at the time, police said. The man battered her and tried to sexually assault her.

Police said the victim was able to fight the man off. That's when he fled the scene southbound on Lavergne Avenue.

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The offender is described as 20 to 30 years old, between 5-foot-8 and 6 feet tall and between 150 and 220 pounds. He was wearing all black, including black bottoms, a black hooded sweatshirt and black shoes.

Police asked anyone with information to contact Area Five detectives at 312-746-6554

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