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Stranger Follows Wicker Woman Home, Peeps In Window, Breaks In

By Alisa Hauser | June 19, 2017 8:45am

WICKER PARK — Police say they are looking for a man who allegedly followed a 27-year-old Wicker Park woman to her home, peeped through a window and then entered the residence.

The incident occurred Wednesday within a two-hour period, according to a community alert issued Saturday.

Around 12:30 p.m. June 14, the woman was walking in the 1400 block of West Blackhawk when she noticed a man following her, according to police. After changing her route, she managed to elude the man, but a short time after she got home, she "observed the same offender looking at her through her window," police said.

After fleeing from her apartment, the woman told witnesses on the street who chased the man, who was able to escape.

On the same afternoon, around 2 p.m., the woman said the same man entered her home through an unlocked window. She ran out of her home, "calling out to witnesses for help" but again the man escaped.

The offender was described as a Hispanic man in his 30's, between 5-foot-7 and 6-foot tall, heavy build, short black hair, light to medium complexion with a possible discolored or a pigmentation mark on his

Police suggest calling 911 to report any suspicious people or activity, being aware of your surroundings
and making sure to lock all doors and windows in your home.

Anyone with tips related to this incident, should call Area North Detectives at 312-744-8200 and reference JA-306691.