Two armed men break into Peoria man's home

By WEEK Producer

Two armed men break into Peoria man's home

September 6, 2013 Updated Sep 6, 2013 at 10:17 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Police are investigating a home invasion that left one man with minor injuries Wednesday night.

Authorities responded to the 100 block of NE Roanoke Ave. at 11:15 p.m.

The victims, an 18-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man, told police that they were coming back to their apartment when they were encountered by a man with two men with guns.

The male victim told police that one of the suspects was wearing a black bandanna over his face, pointed a gun at him and demanded money. The victim said he was struck several times in the face by the suspect with the gun.

The victim's 52-year-old mother, who lives in a nearby apartment, heard the commotion and went to her son's address to investigate. She said she tussled with a second suspect that was armed with a revolver, causing the two suspects to flee.

The victim called the first suspect by the name "Dre" and said that he was known to hang out around the Lexington Hills Apartments. He was described to police as a black male, five foot seven inches tall with a light complexion.

None of the victims were able to describe the second suspect.

Police say the 25-year-old victim suffered minor facial injuries.