Last night, shortly before 9:55 p.m., the Highland Park police were called to a home on Winona Road with a report of an armed home invasion. The residents told the police that two male offenders forcibly entered their home, firing a gun in the process. The residents were forcibly restrained and suffered minor injuries during the event.
The offenders took jewelry and other valuables before fleeing the home. The victims’ son was able to loosen his restraints and called the police. The area was searched using a K-9 Unit and other homes in the vicinity were checked by police officers on foot
We are fortunate to live in a city with an excellent police force and low crime rate. Unfortunately, there has been an increase in crime across the North Shore. As always, residents are reminded to take simple precautions: lock your doors and cars, light entries, set alarms if you have them.
The Highland Park Police Department is working tirelessly in coordination with other departments in our area to catch these perpetrators as well as to ensure safety across our city. We can all help by being watchful neighbors. Don’t hesitate to report suspicious activity to the Police Department: 847-432-7730.