Police seeking information regarding reported Home Invasion

On Thursday, January 11th, 2018 at 6:25 pm, the Fairview Heights Police Department responded to the 400 block of Dogwood Street, Fairview Heights, Illinois for a 911 report of a Home Invasion.
An occupant of the home reported they had heard noises in their basement and went to investigate. Upon investigating, they observed a white male, approximately 30 years old, standing in the basement. He was described as 5’10” in height, approximately 220lbs, with a dark colored beard. He was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt and dark colored pants.
During the confrontation, the suspect stuck an occupant of the home with blunt metal object. The occupant attempted to gain physical control of the suspect but was unsuccessful. The suspect fled the area and was not apprehended.
The occupant of the home sustained minor injuries to the forearm and did not seek emergency medical treatment. It is unknown whether the suspect was injured. No other occupants of the home were injured during the incident.
Fairview Heights Police Department is seeking information regarding this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Fairview Heights Police Department at (618)489-2134.