Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Lincoln Park: Charges filed in home invasion that targeted 69-year-old man

Myra Berry is accused of participating in a home invasion and robbery of a 69-year-old man in the 2600 block of North Hampden Court. | Chicago Police Department; Google
A Garfield Park woman has been charged in connection with a home invasion that took place this spring near Clark and Diversey in Lincoln Park.

Police said that around 10:45 a.m. on March 28, Myra Berry and an unknown man entered the 69-year-old victim’s home in the 2600 block of North Hampden Court. Berry restrained the victim’s arms while the man, known only as “C-Dog” punched the victim and then took $840 cash from the residence, according to prosecutors.

Last Tuesday evening, officers in the 18th (Near North) Police District who were assigned to monitor a pod camera in the Old Town neighborhood saw Berry walking near the 300 block of West Evergreen and recognized her as a suspect in the home invasion. Patrol officers were dispatched to take her into custody.

Berry is charged with Class X felony home invasion causing injury and robbery of a victim over the age of sixty. She was ordered held without bail by Judge David Navarro.

As CWBChicago reported on the day of the home invasion, the victim said that two people rang his doorbell and then pushed their way into his home when he answered the door. The victim was punched in the head repeatedly and robbed. He told police that the female offender had a scarf wrapped around her head and she may have been a relative or acquaintance. The other robber, “C-Dog,” was described only as male. He remains at-large.

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