Tinley Park Home Invasion
April 14, 2010 by Post Team
Tinley Park Home Invasion:A massive search using helicopters and canine units was under way in south suburban Tinley Park after an invasion in the early morning that injured two residents. Two suspects were arrested and police are searching for at least four others who said they may be armed.
The home invasion happened about 4 am in the 9100 block of Linden Drive. Police said they received a call from a teenage boy who said that someone was at home with a gun. The caller hid in the living room and sat on the phone with the police.
When police arrived, they saw a suspicious male assaulting a resident through a window. At least four people are believed to live at home. When police entered the residence, the suspects smashed windows and doors to escape. A man was caught trying to enter a vehicle in the area, Tinley Park Commander Rick Bruno said.
area schools were on lockdown soft ie students were not allowed to leave the building until the end of the school day.
“This does not happen often at all,” Bruno said of the manhunt. “It is very rare.”
Another suspect was arrested at 6:15 am at 183rd Street and Lenore Lane, after a resident called police about a man acting suspiciously in the parking lot of a neighbor.
The four suspects are described as African-American males. Two are described as 5-feet-7 with a median and dark hair short. Both wore long black T shirt, black vest and pants. One wore a baseball hat and the other Yankees had a gun.
The two residents, one male and female, were sent to Palos Community Hospital with injuries not life threatening, police said. At 10 am, police said they had no reason.
Tinley Park Elementary School District 146 canceled after school activities and not let students out for recess. Kirby School District 140 which serves Tinley Park and Orland Hills was under soft key.
In nearby Mokena, school officials said students will not be released until a parent picks them up or the situation is resolved.
About 20 other police departments and the Illinois State Police are assisting the Tinley Park Police, said Bruno.
Police have established a perimeter of the area and are conducting a search for the suspects, who police believe are in place. Also alerted residents through the City Watch program, which calls residents and warns of potential danger, and a greater police presence in all local schools and transport hubs.
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