East Park apartment complex site of several rapes.
FOUR CRIMES IN 6 MONTHS
Rolling Meadows police said Monday July 11, 2017 that they believe the man responsible for a home invasion and sexual assault on the city’s south side at East Park apartments on June 30, 2017 is the same person behind at least three similar break-ins and another sexual assault since December 2017 at nearby apartments.
The most recent attack involved a home invasion and sexual assault that occurred in the early morning hours of June 30, 2017 at the East Park Apartments in the block of 4800 Algonquin Parkway. Police said the male offender knocked on the victim’s front door, forced his way inside when the victim answered the door, and sexually assaulted the victim at knife point.
The attack is similar to an attack that occurred January 14, 2017 in the same apartment complex. In that case, a man knocked on the door of the victim’s apartment about 6:45 a.m., forced his way in, and assaulted the woman while armed with a knife.
In both cases, the offender was described as a Hispanic male about 5-foot to 5’1″ 160 LBS.
Police believe the same male offender broke into nearby residences in December 2016 and February 2017.
On December 28, 2016, a man entered an apartment in the block 5000 block Weber Drive through an unlocked and partially open bedroom window. The offender demanded money from a victim who had been sleeping. Another person living in the apartment walked into the room, and the suspect jumped out of the window and fled.
Police say residents should not open their doors to someone who knocks without first verifying who is outside. They also should call 911 about any suspicious people near their homes.
Anyone with information about the crimes are urged to call the Crime Tip Hotline at 847-506-6024 or the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 847-590-7867. Crime Stoppers tips are anonymous and callers can receive rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.
Police in the northwest suburbs are looking at a series of violent break-ins. CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross reports.
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