Fourth Home Invasion Targeting Senior Citizens


NO WORD YET ON WHAT CAUSED THE FIRE. CHICAGO POLICE ARE WARNING PEOPLE TO BE CAREFUL AND TO LOCK THEIR DOORS AND WINDOWS AFTER YET ANOTHER HOME INVASION TARGETING SENIOR CITIZENS. IT’S THE FOURTH SUCH INCIDENT ON THE NORTHWEST SIDE IN THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS. SOGGY’S SANDRA TORRES IS LIVE IN THE BELLMONT NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE A COUPLE WAS TARGETED OVERNIGHT. SANDRA. Reporter: HI. THE GOOD NEWS IS THIS COUPLE WAS NOT HURT. THEY ARE SHAKEN AND THEY ARE SAYING THAT THEY FEAR THEY MAY HAVE TO MOVE NOW, EVEN AFTER LIVING IN THEIR HOME FOR 44 YEARS, THEY DON’T — THEY KNOW LONGER FEEL SAFE. I DID SAY WHAT ARE YOU DOING? WHY ARE YOU HERE? GET OUT OF MY HOUSE. Reporter: STANLEY MARKOWSKY DESCRIBED THE MOMENT HE SAW A STRANGER STANDING INSIDE HIS HOME IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. HE SAYS GIVE ME YOUR MONEY AND YOUR JEWELRY AND YOUR DOPE AND YOUR PILLS AND EVERYTHING OR ELSE. Reporter: CHICAGO POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED AROUND 1:00 IN THE MORNING. A MANED THIS KITCHEN WINDOW TO INVADE THE HOME IN THE 5100 BLOCK OF WEST WELLINGTON AVENUE. HE TOOK ME AND PUT ME, LIKE GO IN YOUR ROOM, THIS ROOM HERE AND MY WIFE HAD JEWELRY IN THERE AND STUFF AND HE STARTED LOOKING AT STUFF, THROWING IT ON THE FLOOR THAT HE DIDN’T WANT AND TOOK A PILLOW CASE AND STARTED PUTTING STUFF IN THERE. Reporter: FORTUNATELY THEY WERE NOT HURT. BUT THE THIEVES GOT AWAY WITH MONEY AND JEWELRY, INCLUDING THEIR 60-YEAR-OLD WEDDING RINGS. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. Reporter: ALDERMAN MILLY SANTIAGO VISITED THE MARKOWSKYS THIS MORNING CONCERNED THIS IS THE FOURTH HOME INVASION IN THE AREA IN THE PAST WEEK. IT BREAKS MY HEART WHEN THESE INDIVIDUALS ARE TARGETING SENIORS, THE MOST VULNERABLE PEOPLE. Reporter: AND WHILE CHICAGO POLICE SAY THEY HAVE GOOD LEADS IN THE CASE, OFFICERS ARE GOING DOOR TO DOOR WARNING RESIDENTS SO THEY CAN AVOID BECOMING A VICTIM. WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE RESIDENTS SEE A BIGGER PRESENCE IN THIS AREA, NOT THAT THEY DON’T ANYWAY, BUT IT’S ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE MORE OFFICERS, ESPECIALLY WHEN SOMETHING LIKE THIS IS GOING ON. Reporter: AND COMMANDER BELIEVES ALL FOUR OF THESE HOME INVASIONS ARE CONNECTED AND THAT IS BECAUSE OF THE DESCRIPTION OF THE SUSPECT OR SUSPECTS. IT IS ALL SIMILAR IN NATURE. REPORTING LIVE FROM THE

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