82-Year-Old Woman Tied Up In Home Invasion, Police Say

An elderly Wilmette resident was bound by three masked offenders who proceeded to ransack her home.

An 82-year-old Wilmette resident of the 2500 block of Marion Lane was restrained by three masked offenders on Feb. 28 as she was leaving her home, according to the Wilmette Police Department. The offenders procced to ransack the home, removing jewelry and currency. 

The woman was leaving her home at approximately 9:30 p.m. when she was confronted by the offenders, who forced her back into the home, reports state. One subject was armed with a handgun. Once inside, the offenders bound the woman and proceeded to "ransack" the home, a release from the Police Department states. 

Family members discovered the woman and released her around 10:30 p.m. She was transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The family owns a Chicago restaurant, and appears to have been specifically targeted for the crime. 

Anyone with information regarding htis case should contact Detective Sgt. Michael McGarry at (847) 920-3505. 

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shp March 03, 2013 at 04:09 PM
This is outrageous! Im so sorry for this woman! We need to make sure that everyone in all of our communities know that no suburb is safe. It's just a fact. Why wasn't there an alert sent out to all surrounding communities to be on the look out. The first I heard of this was this morning on the news written at the bottom of the screen. This happened Thursday evening.


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