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Woman Spots Intruder Who Escapes With Purse, Pills: Police

A burglar reportedly took off with $50 in cash, more than $100 in gift cards and a variety of prescription painkillers and anti-anxiety medication, according to Oak Forest police.

An Oak Forest woman awoke to see an intruder in her apartment who allegedly stole a purse and prescription medications before fleeing, according to a police report.

At around 2:40 a.m. Dec. 30, a woman in the 5700 block of Independence Avenue woke up in her bedroom to see a man wearing a dark, puffy coat with a fur-lined hood in her hallway, the Oak Forest police report stated. When she called to the intruder, he fled through the apartment door, the report added.

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The woman looked for the intruder from an apartment window but couldn't see which direction he ran, the report stated.

After calling police, the woman noticed that a black zippered purse that was by the side of her bed was missing, the report stated. The purse included $50 in cash, more than $100 in various gift cards and a bottle of 15 prescription Norco pills, a narcotic analgesic painkiller.

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She also reported to police that her pill organizer, which contained a week's worth of anti-anxiety and other prescription medications, was missing.

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