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Article updated: 7/30/2013 5:59 PM

One charged in Palatine home invasion, second suspect at-large

By Kimberly Pohl

One of the two men suspected of tying up a Palatine woman at gunpoint last fall in her home is in custody, Palatine Deputy Chief Alan Stoeckel said Tuesday.

Nicholas Anderson, 19, of the 1400 block of Lombard Avenue in Berwyn, appeared Monday for a bond hearing in Rolling Meadows, Stoeckel said. A judge set his bail at $400,000.

Anderson was charged with home invasion with a firearm, aggravated kidnapping with a firearm and armed robbery with a firearm, Palatine police said. If convicted of any of the felonies, Anderson faces six to 30 years in prison.

The charges stem from a home invasion the morning of Sept. 26, 2012, on the 400 block of West Brookline Court in Palatine.

A 46-year-old woman informed police that when she entered her home, she was confronted by two men standing inside armed with handguns, Stoeckel said. The men tied up the victim, stole personal property and left with her 2009 Cadillac Escalade.

After about two hours, the victim, who was unharmed physically, was able to free herself and call 911, police said.

Later that day, an active On-Star system led investigators to the stolen vehicle, which had been abandoned on West Monroe Street in Chicago, police said.

Investigators have been following various leads, resulting in Anderson's apprehension. The case remains active, and police are attempting to locate the second suspect.

Anderson is due back in court Thursday in Rolling Meadows.

Anyone with information about the case should call the Palatine Police Department at (847) 359-9000.

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