Home invaders beat, rob woman in Lincoln Park

Police and fire equipment at the scene of the home invasion. | Provided

UPDATE: About an hour after this crime, a similar home invasion was reported in Rogers Park. That story is available here.

Three armed men forced their way into a Lincoln Park woman’s apartment, hit her, tied her up, held her at gunpoint, and robbed her around 9 p.m. on Tuesday evening, police said. No one is in custody.

The woman, 32, broke free and sought help from a neighbor in the building at 420 West Fullerton. Officers arrived and found the woman with tape wrapped around her neck and mouth.

Her story is horrifying: The men knocked on her door and forced their way in with such force, the door broke. She was held at gunpoint, beaten, and tied up by the offenders who demanded to know where “the money” is.

The men collected property from the woman’s apartment and left.

An ambulance crew transported the woman to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment.

Police on Wednesday morning released descriptions of the offenders. One is black, in his late 30’s or early 40’s, 5’5” tall, and about 160 pounds. He has braided hair and wore black clothing with a gold necklace.

The second man is black, about 27-years-old, stands 5’8” tall, weighs about 140 pounds, and has black hair. He wore a white long sleeve shirt and light-colored jeans.

And the third offender, who had orange color on the tips of his hair, is black, between 25- and 28-years-old and about 5’7” tall.

Area North detectives are investigating.

This report was updated with newly-released offender descriptions at 12:02 p.m. on Oct. 9, 2019.

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