Woodridge police warn of attempted ruse burglary

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(WOODRIDGE) A would-be ruse burglar tried to push past an elderly man to get into a west suburban Woodridge home Wednesday afternoon.

The attempted burglary happened about 4:30 p.m. in the 2500 block of Mitchell Drive, according to a statement from Woodridge police.

After the homeowner answered the door, the suspect pushed past him to try to get into the home, police said. The homeowner fought the man off, and was able to lock the door and call police.

The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male wearing a yellow hardhat and black jacket, police said. He was carrying a walkie-talkie and drove off in a black van or SUV with dark-tinted windows along with another man waiting in the vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Woodridge Police crime tips line at (630) 719-4764 or email crimetips@vil.woodridge.il.us.

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