Sketch Released in Winnetka Home Invasion

Woman attacked during apparent robbery attempt on Wednesday

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    The intruder was described as a white male with a dark complexion who spoke with an accent and stood about six feet tall.

    A sketch of a man who attacked a woman in a home in north suburban Winnetka was released Thursday evening.

    Two people were in a home near Sheridan Road and Scott when the man entered at 11:25 a.m. Wednesday, apparently intending to burglarize the home.

    The man attacked a domestic worker who "fought him off," said Village Manager Bob Bahan.

    The intruder, described as a white male with a dark complexion, ran away.  The women said the man spoke with an accent and stood about six feet tall.  He was between 25 and 35 years old and was wearing a light grey long-sleeved shirt with a hood.

    Bahan said authorities believed the offender had entered the house to burglarize it.

    "There were certain items in the home that were targeted," he said.

    Police don't believe, however, that the man is the same person responsible for several daytime burglaries that occurred between April 19-28, Bahan said.

    Anyone with information about any of these crimes is asked to contact the Winnetka Police Department at 847-501-6034.

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