La Grange Home Invasion, Suspects Flee: Police

Five offenders entered a residence in the 100 block of Sawyer Friday night, police said at least one suspect had a handgun.

By Andrea Earnest (Patch Staff) – May 27, 2017

LA GRANGE, IL — A home invasion took place Friday night in La Grange. According to a release, at 11:48 p.m. May 16, five offenders entered a residence in the 100 block of Sawyer.

Police said at least one of the offenders was armed with a handgun. While in the residence the offenders took money, two handguns, a shotgun and a cell phone that belonged to the victim. The offenders exited the

residence and entered two separate vehicles that were parked in the alley.

According to the release, a single gunshot was fired into the air by the offenders as they entered the vehicles. The victim believed the action was a “warning shot” to keep him from following the offenders. The offenders left the area in an unknown direction.

Police said the victim then called police to report incident after the offenders left the scene. A search of the area and an area wide radio broadcast for the offenders was completed by the patrol division.

Police said no injuries were reported as a result of the incident. There were no signs of forced entry to the residence, and no additional crimes were discovered or reported to the police.
Offender descriptions:

According to the police, the first suspect is described as a black male, 19-21 years old, 5’8″ to 5’10”, with a slim build. He was the suspect who displayed a black semi-automatic pistol. The second suspect was described as a black male, 19-21 years old, 5’10” to 6’0″, with a medium build, and wearing a dark hoodie and dark pants.

Police said the third, fourth and fifth suspects were all described as black males, about 20 years old, and all wearing dark hoodies and dark pants.

According to a release, one of the vehicles was a gray Chevy pick-up truck, with an unknown license plate. The second vehicle was a dark colored GMC Envoy, possibly with an Iowa license plate.

Police said increased patrols on the residential streets have already been implemented. The Investigations
Division is actively working the case and reviewing a possible relationship between one of the offenders and the victim.

Anyone with information is asked to notify the La Grange Police Department at (708) 579-2333.

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