Several Elmhurst residents reported to police that attempts had been made to break into their homes over the weekend.
At about 6:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, two white men rang the rear doorbell of a home on the 300 block of North Addison. The resident saw them through her blinds trying to turn the door knob. One man was described as about 5 feet, 6 inches tall with a "smushed" face wearing a ball cap. The other was about 6 feet, 1 inch tall with narrow eyes, long sideburns and wearing a knit cap, jean jacket and gloves. Both had "scruffy" facial hair. When she turned on her exterior lights, the two suspects fled westbound through her back yard.
Sometime between 3:40 and 7:34 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, an attempt was made to enter a home on the 200 block of Forest Avenue. The victim returned home and had a hard time opening his front door. He discovered chipped areas, pry marks and cracks conducive to forced entry with a pry tool, police said. The back door had the same type of damage. The victim did not find anything disturbed or missing from the house, but damage to the doors is $3,000. The neighbors didn't see anything, police said.
Also on Sunday, someone entered a home on the 300 block of East St. Charles Road between 5:30 and 9:30 p.m. and pried open a safe, but nothing was taken. Damage is estimated at $100.
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