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Man Hit In Head With Gun, Robbed After Rogers Park Apartment Break-In

Courtesy of Tony Webster

Police are investigating a home invasion that took place in Rogers Park Tuesday night.

Authorities responded at about 10:09 p.m. to reports of a break-in in the 1300 block of West Greenleaf Avenue — just over half a mile from Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus — according to Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Anthony Spicuzza. 

A 22-year-old man and a 20-year-old man were inside an apartment when the 22-year-old heard a knock and saw a Hispanic man he recognized outside of the window, Spicuzza said. The older man opened the door and saw two other men he didn’t know. The man he recognized displayed a handgun and forced his way into the apartment, according to Spicuzza.

The 20-year old was hit in the head with a pistol and the offenders took his backpack before running away, Spicuzza said. He was taken to Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston for a head injury, according to Spicuzza.

The older victim told officers he had hung out with the Hispanic offender before but didn’t know his name.

The offender who the 22-year-old recognized was described as Hispanic, 17-19 years old, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9 with short black hair. Police didn’t have a clothing description.

Police said the second man was described as black, 17-20 years old, 5-foot-10 to 6-foot-1. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. 

The third offender is described as Hispanic, 16-19 years old, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9, 140-150 lbs. He was also wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, according to Spicuzza.

About an hour earlier, a 32-year-old woman was beaten and held at gunpoint during a home invasion in the 400 block of West Fullerton Parkway in Chicago’s Lincoln Park Neighborhood, Spicuzza said. 

Police said they’re investigating both events and said they couldn’t confirm if they were connected. The three offenders aren’t in custody.

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