Daytime Burglary in 5500 Block of Montgomery Street
Suspect’s image captured on homeowner’s security camera
On Friday, February 19, 2021, a resident of the 5500 block of Montgomery Street returned home after being away for several days. Shortly after entering her home, the resident discovered a severely damaged interior door that led from the basement into the first floor of the home. The resident called the Village Police immediately and was instructed to leave the home and wait outside for the officers.
Officers Davor Hrnjak and Iraj Almas arrived and began by searching the perimeter and then the interior of the home. Once the officers determined that the suspect(s) were gone, they began their investigation. The resident’s husband accessed the recordings from their home security cameras, and it showed that the break-in occurred on Monday, February 15 at about 4:00 p.m.
Investigation revealed that the lone suspect entered by breaking through a basement-level French door, then broke through the locked interior door at the top of the basement stairs to gain access to the first floor of the home. The house was not ransacked, and the resident did not believe anything was stolen.
The video of the suspect shows that he is a Black male who appears to be middle-aged, wearing glasses and a dark blue or black winter jacket with a hood, carrying a black backpack. Further investigation revealed that the suspect entered Montgomery Street from the Buffer Zone prior to entering the victim’s home, and the man left the area by walking into the Saks lot via the Buffer Zone.
Village residents are asked to contact the Village Police Department if they see a man fitting the description or matching the photos below.
Residents are reminded to activate their burglar alarms, install security cameras, keep their homes locked and request a house check whenever they plan to leave their home for more than 24 hours.