Niles police investigate possible home invasion

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Police are investigating a suspected home invasion in Niles Monday morning.

It happened around 1:45 a.m. at a home in the 300 block of North Chestnut Street.

Robert Harrison II said he was asleep on the couch when three men who were armed broke into the home. He told police that the men attacked him and his cousin, who was upstairs at the time.

“They had ski masks on, they were thin. They chased me up against the door, put the gun in my face and told me to give them everything I got,” Harrison said.

Niles burglary 911 call: “He pistol-whipped me. My forehead’s covered in blood.”

Harrsion said he was trying to talk down the suspects so they would not shoot him. The suspects got away with more than $300 in cash, a watch, a gold chain and a cell phone.

“I’m still traumatized over it. I’m not going to be here tonight or any other night for a while,” Harrison said.

Niles Police Captain John Marshall said detectives are investigating and have spoken to at least one of the victims to try to figure out a motive. 

“They’re in the midst of things right now so we should probably pretty soon have a little bit better idea of actually what went on during the event last night,” Marshall said.

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