Peoria police say a man walked in to a home on Friday morning while a family was inside.
The suspect allegedly stole a purse sitting near the front door and fled.
The family called 911 and police began searching the area for the suspect.
They spotted him, but he was able to allude them.
Police are continuing their search.
87th Avenue was closed between Olive and Butler while officers look for the suspect.
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