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Resident bound with duct tape during Lake Villa home invasion
By Paul Biasco | Daily Herald Staff
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Published: 9/5/2010 6:44 PM

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Lake Villa police are investigating a residential burglary during which two suspects bound a resident with duct tape and zip ties.

A 20-year-old resident returned to the house on the 800 block of Longwood Drive at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and noticed one of the family's dogs running loose inside and a bicycle in the garage that he did not recognize, according to police. The resident also saw a pile of the home's electronics on the floor in the center of the garage.

He then tried to exit the house, but was confronted by two males with their faces covered by T-shirts and armed with a possible handgun and pocket knife, according to police.

The suspects then bound the man with duct tape and plastic zip ties and put him in a basement room, where he remained for about two hours until his father returned home, according to police.

The family also reported a 2001 black Mitsubishi Eclipse stolen during the incident.

Police responded to the father's 911 call at 2:45 p.m. and canvassed the neighborhood on the northeast side of the village.

The suspects are described as in their late teens or early 20s, according to police.

Police said they do not have any further leads and no one in the area reported seeing anything unusual or suspicious at the time. They said the neighborhood is normally very quiet with few police calls.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Lake Villa police at (847) 356-6106.