Man broke into 2 homes in Lincoln Park, sexually abused sleeping girls, police say

CHICAGO — Police have released new images of a "person of interest" who may be connected to two attacks on girls while they slept in their homes.

The man was seen in the area around the same time the incidents took place.

Police said the attacks happened at two homes in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood within a 20-minute span on Sunday morning.

The man broke into a home near Belden and Clark around 2 a.m. and sexually abused a 13-year-old girl who was asleep in her bedroom.

About 20 minutes later and a block away on Grant Place, he broke into another home and sexually abused an 11-year-old girl who was also sleeping.

According to a police alert, the suspect is a white man in his 20s with a light complexion and short brown or strawberry blonde hair. He is about160 pounds and 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-7. He was wearing a button-down, light-colored shirt with front pockets. Sleeves were rolled up. He wore slim-fitting dark pants and white gym shoes. He is a cigarette smoker.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 312-747-8380.