Police investigate Marina City home invasion

The Marina City complex is seen from the Dearborn Street Bridge in May 2018. | File

By Steven Dahlman • Loop North News

A River North resident claims three men forced their way into his apartment, assaulted him, and stole money from a safe.

According to Chicago police, the incident happened on December 17 at Marina City, 300 North State.

The 23-year-old man told police he was home at about 8:14 p.m. when three men, all of whom he knew, came to his door. When he opened the door, two of the men forced their way into the apartment.

One of the men then shoved the victim against a wall and punched him in the jaw, causing minor injury.

The men took from the victim his mobile telephone and $1,000 in cash from a safe.

Police say the men who entered the apartment are all about 25 years old. Two are black and one is Asian.

Police initially classified the incident as a strong-arm robbery but changed it to a burglary and home invasion.