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Police are searching for a home invasion suspect that confronted an elderly woman inside her home and stole cash and other valuables Sunday in Waukegan.

The Waukegan Police Department responded around 6:30 p.m. Sunday to the 1300 block of Leith Avenue for a reported home invasion.

An elderly woman told officers that her home was broken into earlier in the day while she was sleeping.

“The victim explained to police that she was woken from a sleep, a few hours prior to police arrival, by a suspect, unknown to her, in her home,” Waukegan Police Commander Joe Florip said.

The suspect demanded items of value and cash before fleeing the area on foot. The suspect is described as a male black in his 20s, thin build, about 6 feet tall, darker complexion, with brown shoulder length straight hair.

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The victim was not injured during the incident and police were not notified until hours later when the victim contacted a family member, Florip said.

The Waukegan Police Department is not releasing what items were taken or how the suspect entered the home.

Anyone with information about the home invasion is asked to call the Waukegan Police Department’s tip line at 847-360-9001.