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Woman injured in elaborate Rochelle home invasion


An elaborate home invasion leaves a victim hurt and police looking for suspects.

At last check Rochelle Police were still conducting interviews and continuing investigations.

Crimes this well thought out don't happen everyday.  When they do, it makes it a little harder for police to solve them.

The home invasion happened Monday night.  A woman, holding her child knocked on the door of 417 Avenue D, just off Main Street in Rochelle.

The story goes like this: the woman claimed her child was sick.  An unsuspecting victim offers help.

The victim, a woman, was putting her dog in a back room.  When she returned, a male confronted her with a knife.

The victim was forced to another room, tied up and gagged; in the process receiving a cut on her neck.

All this for the small amount of cash the suspects got away with.

Rochelle Police advise against opening your door to strangers.  At least one neighbor plans to heed that advice.

"Living in an apartment complex, people tend to come and go.  So it's not as close relationship as I would like to have.  Yet it feels like a tight knit community, I will be locking up a whole lot tighter," said a neighbor living close by.

If you've got any information on the crime, Rochelle Police can use your help.  Call them or the Ogle-Lee Crimestoppers at 1-888- CAUGHT U.

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