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article imageMan escapes home invaders, goes to work before calling for help

By Owen Weldon     Dec 5, 2015 in Crime
Woodstock - On Wednesday, a man was the victim of a home invasion and left tied up. After he freed himself, he headed into work before calling police.
The 40-year-old was the only one inside the home when two men confronted him. The home invaders were armed with hammers and they pushed him down a flight of stairs to the basement, where they tied him up with materials they found around the home.
After the men tied up the victim, they searched the home and found a safe, which contained a rifle and two pistols. The invaders took the guns and then they left the house, leaving the victim tied up downstairs.
The unnamed victim freed himself, but instead of calling for help right away, he went to work. He told a co-worker what had happened and they told him he should contact the police and tell them what had happened.
The man went back home and he contacted police around 5:30 p.m. His foot was injured, but he declined medical treatment.
The victim told police the offenders were Hispanic and they were either in their late teens or early 20s and were of average height with thin builds. Police said the victim told them the men had their faces covered and they were wearing mostly black clothing.
Police said the offenders may have been armed, based on the statement the victim provided. Authorities said they believe the victim's residence was targeted and the offenders were likely looking for someone other than the victim.
Authorities are encouraging anybody with information about the incident to call the Woodstock Police Department at 815-338-2131.
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