99-year-old woman duct-taped, hit in Romeoville home invasion
From Staff Reports April 12, 2012 10:56AM
Updated: May 14, 2012 8:14AM
ROMEOVILLE — Three suspects are being sought in a home invasion Wednesday afternoon.
Romeoville police said the incident occurred at 2:20 p.m. in the 700 block of Washington.
The two residents, a 62-year-old man and a 99-year-old woman, reported a male Hispanic knocked on their door and advised he needed to check the water pressure inside the home. The male resident told the subject he did not request anyone come to his home to perform this service and asked the individual for identification.
The subject said he did not have ID with him, police said. The resident told him to leave or he would call the police and began to close the door.
Police said the man at the door was joined by two other male Hispanics, and forced the door open, causing the woman to fall. Two of the offenders picked up the woman and sat her in a nearby chair and applied duct tape to her mouth. The offenders sat the male resident in a nearby chair, and using duct tape, tied his arms to the chair and covered his mouth.
Police said the suspects demanded money, and one offender struck the woman with his hand once on her head, and once on her face. The subjects ransacked the house and took an undisclosed amount of money.
The offenders were described as in their 20s. One was wearing a black baseball cap with flashing lights on the front. Another was wearing a black baseball cap with a wing symbol on the front.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Romeoville Police Department at 815-886-7219.