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4 charged in South Side home invasion

Four men -- including one from Minnesota -- were charged today in connection with a South Side home invasion in which two suspects jumped out a second-floor window in an attempt to escape from police, authorities said tonight.

Wentworth District officers who were dispatched to a burglary-in-progress call arrived at the residence on the 5700 block of South Wentworth Avenue early Monday morning after the four armed and masked suspects forced their way inside while five people were sleeping, police said. Several of the occupants were then restrained while the suspects ransacked the premises.

The responding officers saw the suspects inside the residence. Two suspects were immediately arrested, while the other two jumped from a second-floor window, police said. One suspect was arrested after a short foot chase, while the other was arrested on the scene.

Ned James, 30, of the 400 block of West 70th Street, Cortez Moore, 31, of the 4000 block of West Carroll Avenue, Henry Sistrunk, 40, of Kankakee, and Rashawn Coleman, 25, of Minneapolis, Minn., each were charged with one count of home invasion.

Police recovered a handgun and shotgun in addition to the victims' property.

Court information for the four men was not available.

chicagobreaking@tribune.com

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