Woman Woke Up to Man Straddling Her: Police

Police say it's the second assault reported at Buffalo Grove apartment complex in the past two months

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    A suburban woman woke up to a man straddling her in her bed during a home invasion, police said.

    The incident happened around 4 a.m. Saturday in a condominium in the 1100 block of Miller Lane in north suburban Buffalo Grove, according to Commander Jim Newton with the Buffalo Grove Police Department.

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    After a brief struggle, the man ran out of the bedroom and left through an open patio door, according to authorities.

    The suspect was described as a man around 5-foot-9, between 30 to 40 years old. He has an average build with short brown receding hair and a slight tan and was wearing a plaid shirt, pants and no shoes.

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    Nobody was hurt in the attack and no weapons were involved.

    Police say it's the second attack in less than two months at the Mill Creek Apartments, and are warning residents to keep their doors and windows locked.

    "I'm going to be more stringent on locking doors and stuff like that," resident John Craig said.

    The suspect's description from July's incident was similar, according to investigators, but they do have more details from Saturday's attack.

    Police said an investigation into the incident is ongoing and are asking anyone with information to call 847-459-2560.