Dog shot in North Aurora home invasion
Beacon-News Staff March 1, 2013 4:32PM
Updated: March 1, 2013 4:52PM
NORTH AURORA — Police are looking for information on a home invasion in which a dog was shot Friday afternoon.
Around 1:21 p.m. Friday, North Aurora police responded to a duplex in the 200 block of Laurel Drive for a report of a dog that had been shot.
According to police, residents said that they heard a knock on the door. Before they could answer, two men kicked the door open and showed a gun.
One of the intruders held the residents at gunpoint while the second went upstairs. The residents’ dog approached one of the men, who shot it three times. The second man came back downstairs with a safe, and both men fled out the front door.
The suspects are described as black males, both in their 20s. One had a dark complexion and dreadlocks to his shoulders. The other had a lighter complexion and short black hair. Both were wearing black hooded sweatshirts and dark pants, police said.
It is unknown whether they fled on foot or in a vehicle.
The residents took their dog to a veterinarian for medical attention.
Anyone with information is asked to call North Aurora Police detectives at 630-897-8705, ext. 610. Anonymous tips may be left by calling 630-897-8705 and choosing option 3.