Peoria Police investigate early morning home invasion

By WEEK Reporter

October 25, 2013 Updated Oct 28, 2013 at 10:43 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Peoria Police are looking for two suspects in an early morning home invasion.

It happened just before 4:30 a.m. at 3107 Capitol Drive, just south of Willow Knolls.

According to police, at least two men with guns entered the home through an unlocked garage door.

The men tied up four family members, including the homeowner, Robert Hughbanks, and demanded bank information. They then stole the victims' car and some electronics.

Police recovered the stolen 2006 Chrysler Pacifica a short time later at the Villa Bordeau Apartments. That is the same place a car stolen from attorney Doc Halliday was found after a similar home invasion.

"It's not a mansion. It's not something that you would think is over remarkable that you would say, 'that would be a great house to hit',” said Peoria Police Captain Mike Eddlemon. “These appear again, and the last few that we had unlocked doors. So, is someone walking around checking unlocked doors? That is a possibility."

Police cannot say whether this event is related to other similar incidents in North Peoria, but the new Peoria Police investigative team looking into all of the cases.