No Answer at the Doorbell, Man Attempts to Break Into Oswego Home

Police are looking to the public seeking information on the attempted break-in.

When the doorbell rings, some of us may choose not to bother with it.

One would-be-burglar saw that as an opportunity to invite himself in. 

Oswego Police responded to a report of a burglary in progress at 7:11 p.m. in the 400 block of Terrace Lane in the Arbor Gate subdivision.

The homeowner said they observed a male ringing the front doorbell, but that they did not answer it.

A few minutes later the resident spotted the man at the first floor back window attempting to make entry by opening the window. It is unknown now if the window was locked. 

Police said at this point in time it appears the subject was not able to enter the residence and he fled from the residence on foot. It is unknown if he had a vehicle.

Police provided the following description of the suspect: black male between 40-50 years old at approximately 5'3" - 5'7". He was described as skinny with a gray goatee.

At the time he was reported wearing a black folded stocking hat, black pants, and a black winter described as "looking too big."

The incident is under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call Oswego Police Detective Pat Wicyk at 630-551-7356 or pwicyk@oswegopoliceil.org.

Anonymous calls can be made to Kendall County Crimestoppers at 630-553-5999.
Cathy Kraemer December 11, 2013 at 07:32 AM
The same thing has been happening in Naperville for months...ring the bell and if no one answer, they go around to the back.
GADFLY December 11, 2013 at 12:22 PM
We believe they were watching our houses. Friday last someone pounded on our door (no neighbors would do that) but by the time someone got to the door, the person was gone. We think our very loud and big dogs scared him off. Remember to lock your doors, windows and place bars in sliding glass doors so that no one can open it. I am so relieved the person at home was not hurt.


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