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Police: Elmhurst resident finds burglar in home

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A west suburban Elmhurst resident found a burglar standing in their home early Monday.

The burglary happened about 9:20 a.m. Monday at a home in the 700 block of South Stratford Avenue, according to a statement from Elmhurst police. The homeowner heard the man breaking into the rear of the home and found him standing inside.

The suspect immediately ran out of the house and got into a waiting silver Nissan car with tinted windows and lowered suspension, police said. The homeowner last saw the Nissan driving south on Stratford Avenue towards Butterfield Road.

The suspect described as a 5-foot-10, 175-pound black man in his late 20s, police said. He was wearing a Chicago Bulls baseball hat, black hooded sweatshirt and jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Elmhurst police at (630) 530-3050 or 911.