A man cut a Tinley Park resident with a box cutter Thursday night after forcing his way into the resident's home in the 7900 block of 164th Court, according to police.
The victim suffered minor injuries from the home invasion attack, and he was treated and released at local hospital, said Tinley Park Police Chief Steve Neubauer.
The attacker came to the victim's front door Thursday, Jan. 9, and after the victim opened it, the attacker cut the resident and forced his way in, Neubauer said.
"The man [attacker] was in the house for a while," Neubauer said, adding that a woman also was in the home at the time of the attack.
The attacker then left the house, and the victims called 911 at around 7:45 p.m. Thursday, he said. Besides the box cutter, police believe the attacker might've been armed, Neubauer added.
Neubauer would not comment on whether the attacker and the victim knew each other, but he said this did not look like "a random act." Police are continuing to investigate this home invasion, and they don't think the attacker is still in the area, he added.
Neubauer gave the following description of the attacker:
- White male
- 30 to 45 years old
- 6-feet tall
- 180 to 200 pounds
- Blonde hair and mustache
- Blue eyes
The attacker was said to be driving a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck with temporary Indiana plates, Neubauer added.
When asked if anything was missing from the home, Neubauer said he wasn't sure but that the attacker could be charged with various crimes stemming from this incident.
This incident also is not thought to be connected with a series of other burglaries that have happened throughout the village since Jan. 1, Neubauer said.
ORIGINAL STORY (10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10)
Tinley Park police are investigating a burglary Thursday night in the 7900 block of 164th Court where one person suffered minor injuries, said Chief Steve Neubauer.
This incident is not thought to be connected with a series of other burglaries that have happened throughout the village since Jan. 1, Neubauer said.
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According to residents in the area, the burglary happened between 6 and 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9. Police were out until 1 a.m. Friday, investigating this incident, Neubauer said, describing the burglary as "a complicated case."
Neubauer would not release any more details until he had seen the full report.
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