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Three arrested in Will County home invasion

Updated: December 14, 2012 6:07AM



Three men have been arrested after reportedly forcing their way into a senior’s house and holding her down as they robbed her Thursday in New Lenox Township.

Will County sheriff’s spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer said the 76-year-old victim was home alone around 12:15 p.m. in the 400 block of Old Hickory Road when she heard a knock on the door and saw a white sport utility vehicle backed in her driveway.

“When she opened the door a man forced her backward onto her couch and held her down while two other men came in,” Hoffmeyer said. “They told her not to look at them and continued to hold her down on the couch even when she said she couldn’t breathe.”

The intruders took 13 rings and a safe from the victim’s bedroom and three bracelets from her wrist before they left and she called 911.

As sheriff’s police were on the scene, state police were at 8701 S. 82nd Court preparing to take Walter Miller, 54, into custody on an out-of-state warrant.

“At 12:51 p.m. Miller pulled into the driveway in a white SUV with Tony Miller, 39, and Sonny M. Miller, 19,” Hoffmeyer said. “When the sergeant approached they began running toward a nearby apartment while (trying to) throw cash and jewelry to another man inside it.”

The jewelry later was identified as the victim’s property and the 42-year-old man inside the apartment was questioned and released without being charged.

Walter Miller; Tony Miller, of 2727 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago; and Sonny M. Miller, of 7745 W. 87th St. in Chicago, were arrested on charges of home invasion and booked into the county jail.



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