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updated: 3/2/2013 9:53 AM

Intruder shoots dog in North Aurora

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A family dog who approached an intruder during a home invasion was shot Friday afternoon in North Aurora, authorities said.

Residents of a duplex on the 200 block of Laurel Drive told police they heard a knock at their door, but before they could open it, two intruders kicked the door open and displayed a gun. One of the intruders held the residents at gunpoint, and as the other went upstairs, the dog approached him and was shot three times, according to North Aurora police.

That man came downstairs with a safe, and both left through the front door, police said. It's unknown if they fled on foot or in a vehicle.

Police were called to the scene at 1:21 p.m. for a report that a dog had been shot, and when they arrived, they discovered that a home invasion had taken place, authorities said.

The residents took the dog to a veterinarian for treatment, but the dog's condition is unknown.

One intruder is described as a black man in his 20s, with a dark complexion and readlocks down to his shoulders. The second intruder is described as a black man his 20s, with a light complexion and short black hair. Both men were seen wearing black hooded sweatshirts and black pants.

Those with information are asked to call police at (630) 897-8705, ext. 610.

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