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Police: Joliet man busts open woman's apartment window, demands money

Hambi T. Cetewayo[]

JOLIET – A Joliet man allegedly broke the second-floor window of an apartment building and then demanded money from a woman who supposedly owed him, police said.

On Monday evening, Hambi T. Cetewayo, 32, of the 300 block of East Washington Street, was accused of breaking the rear window of an apartment belonging to a 34-year-old woman, Joliet Deputy Police Chief Ed Gregory said.

The woman told police that Cetewayo believed she owed him money and that he asked for it back, Gregory said.

Cetewayo also was seen breaking into the apartment by the 61-year-old owner of the building, Gregory said. The owner later reportedly told police Cetewayo caused $550 in damage because of the broken window.

Gregory said he didn’t know the relationship between Cetewayo and the woman.

Cetewayo left the scene after breaking the window, police said. When officers arrived, they reportedly saw a suspect matching the description given to them and Cetewayo was arrested. Officers also noticed he had an injury to his left hand that was consistent with the incident, police said.

Cetewayo was charged with criminal damage to property. He was booked into the Will County jail and remained in custody Tuesday evening.