Police Investigating Rochelle Home Invasion

ROCHELLE (WIFR) -- On Monday December 10, 2012 just after 6:30 p.m., the Rochelle Police Department responded to a reported Home Invasion in the 400 Block of Avenue D.

Upon arrival, officers were told that a woman, holding a small child, had knocked on the victim’s door. When the victim answered the door, the female offender asked to use the phone, as her child was sick. The victim then allowed the female suspect into the living room. The victim put her dog in another room and as she returned to the living room she was attacked by a man, who possessed a knife.

The victim was forced into another room, tied up, gagged and sustained a cut to her throat.

The offenders took a small amount of cash and left the residence.

The victim was found by a family member, who called 9-1-1. The victim was transported to the Rochelle Community Hospital, for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The Illinois State Police Crime Scene Investigation Unit was called in to collect evidence from the scene.

Investigators have received several tips and have been conducting interviews, and continue to investigate this case.

The Rochelle Police Department advises against allowing strangers into your home.

If you have any information about this incident you are urged to contact Detective Sgt. Jeff Leininger at 562-2131, or call the Ogle-Lee Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CAUGHT U (1-888-228-4488).

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