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Knife-wielding burglar slips in through bathroom window, husband chases him away

Police are investigating a burglary in Riverside early Monday during which the burglar is accused of brandishing a pocket knife while trying to force a woman into her room.

The incident took place about 4:30 a.m. Monday in a residence on Royal Avenue.

The female victim reported to police that an unknown male came into the home through a bathroom window and displayed a pocket knife. She said she screamed as the man forced her into her room but her husband heard her screams and chased the man away. Police said he fled, heading toward Riverside Avenue, which is a block north of Royal. Police found a condom wrapper that was dropped at the scene and also located a knife on Riverside.

The husband reported that his wallet was taken from the house.

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