Man charged with breaking into woman’s Elmhurst home

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Jorge E. Ruiz | Elmhurst police

A west suburban man has been charged with breaking into a woman’s home Monday morning in Elmhurst.

Jorge E. Ruiz, 23, of Oakbrook Terrace was charged with residential burglary and possession of a controlled substance, according to Elmhurst police.

The woman returned to her home in the 200 block of North Indiana Street about 10:45 a.m. and found a man inside the master bedroom, police said.

When confronted, he said “he thought he was at a friend’s house,” police said. The woman escorted him out and called police.

Police on Tuesday released a composite sketch of the suspect, who was described by the woman as “very calm but sweaty.”

An Elmhurst police officer spotted a person matching the description at York and Butterfield after responding to a call, police said.

Ruiz told police he was trying to get into homes on that block after ringing the doorbell and trying the door. He discovered the woman’s back door unlocked, went in, and was looking for cash when the woman came home and confronted him.

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