Home invasion leaves man, 64, hospitalized

Tribune reporter

A 64-year-old man was taken to a hospital after two men forced their way inside his apartment, punched him in the face and tried to steal his television last night in the Norwood Park East neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said.
Police were called to the 6300 block of North Milwaukee Avenue about 9 p.m. for a burglary in progress and found it was a home invasion.
A witness told investigators two men knocked on the man’s door, and when he opened it they pushed their way in and began punching him in the face, causing lacerations and bruising, according to police.
They began trying to flee with a television but it was dropped as one of the suspects jumped from the man’s second-floor balcony to a balcony on the floor below, where a 22-year-old woman lives, police said.
When she began screaming as he ran through her home, he threatened to shoot her. Both suspects fled without the television, police said.
Paramedics took the man to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, according to Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford.

He remains hospitalized Friday afternoon in serious condition, according to hospital spokesman Greg Alford.  

Someone saw a red 4-door car fleeing the scene and the suspects, who are between the ages of 20 and 25, have not been arrested, police said.

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