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Homeowners: Beware of Armed Robbers Posing as Delivery Men

Armed home Invasion by leasepics

If you are doing your holiday shopping on line this year then you probably think nothing of opening your door to someone claiming to have a package for you. After reading what happened to three families last Saturday you may want to be a bit more cautious.

Last Saturday was a busy day for armed robbers invading the homes of several victims by posing as delivery men or claiming they had car trouble.

According to one preliminary report, three men got their victims to open to door by pretending to be delivery men before handcuffing the four victims and taking money and jewelry from a safe located in the house, said Police News Affairs Officer Darryl Baety.

Later that day police arrested 2 men and charged them with invading three homes Saturday on the North and Near West Sides.

Police claim Smith and Parker gained entry into a house in the 1100 block of West 13th Street just 30 minutes earlier, saying they had car trouble, the release said. Once inside, they allegedly struck two people in the head with a gun and robbed them of cash, electronics and telephones before fleeing in a blue vehicle with out-of-state license plates.

What can you do to avoid becoming a victim? Click here to read more.

Ed Kress
For over 40 years Ed Kress has been an instructor and student at the Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts, named "Best Overall Martial Arts School” worldwide by Black Belt Magazine. Master Fred Degerberg awarded Ed his 7th degree Black Belt in 2015. Growing up on Chicago’s Southside, Ed learned early in life to pay attention to his surroundings in order to avoid potentially dangerous people and situations. With the help of local law enforcement officers and directors of campus security, Ed developed a program focused on personal safety on the streets, and as it relates to the high school and college experience. Ed has trained thousands of adult men and women as well as high school and college students to improve their personal and situational awareness and, when necessary, how to physically defend themselves using their brains and a wide variety of martial arts techniques.

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