A woman was walking out of her house to walk her dog about 9:30 p.m. in the 2500 block of Marian Lane in Wilmette when three masked men forced their way into the home — one armed with a gun.
The offenders tied the woman with plastic ties gagged, ransacked her home and took jewelry and money.
Family members returned to the house about 10:30 p.m. and rescued the woman from her restraints. The woman suffered minor in juries on her arms and wrists while she was dragged and tied up. She was transported to a local hospital. The dog was found unharmed.
Veteran police officers know that many home invasions involve offenders that know the victim(s) and they are looking for drugs or weapons that the offenders know are in the house. The proceeds that these offenders took are more common with the average burglar. Most burglars don’t want any contact with victims, but these offenders obviously didn’t care because they attacked while the victim was leaving her home.
The woman’s family owns a restaurant in Chicago, and the woman appears to have been specifically targeted.
Wilmette police urge anyone with information about the crime to call Detective Sgt. Michael McGarry at 847-920-3505.
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