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Burglar breaking into Rogers Park homes while residents sleep

Police are warning Rogers Park residents about a burglar breaking into homes while they sleep in the North Side neighborhood.

The suspect enters homes through the front door or a window while residents are sleeping, according to the community alert from Area North detectives.

The burglaries happened between 9 and 9:30 p.m. July 9 in the 7100 block of North Ridge and between 1 and 7 a.m. July 19 in the 1900 block of West Morse.

The suspect is described as a 25-30 year old black man, about 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds, police said.

Police advise residents lock their doors and windows, hide valuables and report any suspicious people or vehicles in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (312) 744-8263.