Police investigating home invasion

By WEEK Reporter

Police investigating home invasion

April 20, 2012 Updated Apr 20, 2012 at 10:15 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill -- Police are investigating an incident in which a Peoria man was robbed in his home Wednesday night by four men.

Police were called to the 400 block of Armstrong avenue on a home invasion.  Once there, they found one of the residents of the home, a 49 year old man, with a bloody lip.

The man said that four men broke into his home, one of which was armed with a gun.  He said that he yelled at the men to leave his home.  One of the suspects threw a picture frame from his home at him and then struck him with a closed fist.  He said that the man with the gun told him to stay quiet or he would kill him.

The suspects took a flatscreen television from his home and left out the back door.  Police saw that the back door had been pried open and that one of the back windows had been opened. 

The other man who lived in the home who had been at work during the robbery said that the damage to the door was new.  When he left the home the window had been closed as well.  The other resident also confirmed that the television was the only thing missing from the home.

Police picked up two men near Peoria High School who the victim said were part of the home invasion.  The other two men have not been located.