Police investigating home invasions

Staff report


Police are investigating two home invasions that took place Thursday.

A 17-year-old girl South Side girl told police she was sleeping in her Hudson Avenue home early Thursday when she was awakened by a black male in all black clothes and a black ski mask looking for a man named Jimbo.

The girl said the masked intruder asked for Jimbo several times and when she said she did not know anyone named Jimbo, he put a gun to her head and demanded cash. The girl handed the man a bank envelope containing more than $2,700.

The girl said the thief took the money and her cellphone before running out of the house.

The victim’s older sister was sleeping in an adjacent room and did not hear or see anything until the armed thief was gone and the teen ran to her sister for help.

Police determined the man came in through an unlocked front door and ran out of that same door.

Police are also investigating the robbery of a 53-year-old North Side man. The thief ran off with a list of prescription drugs.

The Norwood Avenue man told police a female friend stopped by his home late Thursday and when he opened the door for the woman, her husband forced his way in. The intruder punched the man in the face and demanded the prescription drugs.

The victim told police the man choked him, cut his phone line, then grabbed three pill bottles containing the prescription medicine before running out of the house.

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