Peoria police investigating wave of home invasion incidents (with map)

By Tyler Emken

November 15, 2013 Updated Nov 15, 2013 at 11:55 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Police are investigating several home invasion incidents in Peoria.

Officers responded to the 2900 block of Winterberry Lane on the call of a home invasion early Friday morning.

One of the victims, Thomas Hasenstein, 54, said that two men entered the home at approximately 12:30 a.m. and forced him and Theresa Jochman, 53, to the ground with guns.

Hasenstein was asked if another person was in the house. The suspects were told about Kathleen Jochman, 20, who was brought downstairs as well. All three people were tied up with television cables.

The suspects took the phones of all three victims and took the keys to Hasenstein's truck. The suspects then allegedly loaded up the truck with stolen items.

The suspects then went to 4721 Westbrook, Hasenstein's home. Police say that the suspects forced their way into and burglarized that home.

Kathleen Jochman told police that she had gone to Kroger to get a pizza shortly before the robbery and left the garage door open.

Jochman also said that one of the suspects told her he was black while flirting with her. The other suspects did not speak and she said she wasn't sure of race as their faces were covered. No additional information about the suspects has been made available.

In addition, police responded to an attempted home invasion at 2829 Briarcliff Lane around 9 p.m.Wednesday.

The home owners there said they heard their home alarm go off and then saw two males flee westbound through the wooded area. The suspects had allegedly tried to enter the home through the patio door.

We will have more information on these incidents as they become available.