NORTH AURORA – The North Aurora Police Department announced it is seeking help from the public to identify the suspect in two recent burglaries.
Officers responded to the 100 block of South Lincolnway Street for a burglary in progress Nov. 14, according to a news release. The homeowner heard the attempted break-in and saw the suspect walking from the rear of his property toward Route 31 and then north, according to the release. The homeowner took a photograph of the subject and later found that his back door was forced open but nothing was taken, the release stated.
The area was checked, but officers were unable to locate the man. The police report described the suspect as a black male wearing a bright yellow jacket and military-style camouflaged pants.
The man appears to match the description of the suspect in an attempted burglary that occurred Nov. 7 in the 0-99 block of South Grant Street, in which someone attempted to force entry and nothing was taken. The police report in that case described a black male, around 50 years old, about 6 feet tall, of slightly chubby build with scruffy gray facial hair.
The cases remain under investigation by the North Aurora Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to call the Investigations Division at 630-897-8705, ext. 610. Anonymous tips may be left by calling 630-897-8705 and choosing option 3. Or one may call Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at 630-892-1000 and receive a reward for information leading to a felony arrest, the release stated.