Two hurt in Island Lake home invasion

  • Authorities say five intruders armed with rifles and other weapons entered a house in Island Lake's Village of Waterford subdivision, injured two occupants and stole marijuana and cash.

    Authorities say five intruders armed with rifles and other weapons entered a house in Island Lake's Village of Waterford subdivision, injured two occupants and stole marijuana and cash. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 3/30/2016 1:52 PM

Police are searching for five armed thieves who stole drugs and cash out of an Island Lake house and injured two people during the heist.

The home invasion occurred about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on the 900 block of Lexington Lane, Island Lake police said. Police Chief Tony Sciarrone said he believes the house has been the site of drug activity.

 

Wielding rifles and other weapons, the intruders entered the house through an unlocked front door, Sciarrone said. All were dressed in black clothes and wore masks to hide their identities, police said.

Four people in the house at the time were detained in one room, and a 55-year-old man and an 18-year-old man were hit on the head, Sciarrone said.

The teen was struck with a large glass pipe, Sciarrone said.

The armed intruders stole marijuana and a small amount of cash from a bedroom before driving off in a white SUV, Sciarrone said.

The teen who was hit on the head was taken to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Lake Barrington for treatment. His injuries weren't life-threatening, Sciarrone said.

The older man who was injured didn't go to the hospital.

As police investigated the crime, a K-9 team found marijuana in a bedroom and the living room, Sciarrone said. None of the victims were charged, but charges are possible, he added.

Anyone with information is asked to call Island Lake police at (847) 526-2100.

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