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CHICAGO (CBS) – Police hope a mask they found at a home invasion scene in the South Side’s Hamilton Park neighborhood will help them catch the bandits.

Five people were hospitalized from injuries in the home invasion Tuesday evening at 1244 W. 72nd St., one of them in critical condition.

The suspects broke into the home and took cash.

Emergency crews responded to the scene at 7 p.m. Tuesday. One person was taken in serious to critical condition to Stroger Hospital of Cook County, while one other person was reported in stable condition to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Richard Rosado said.

Another person was taken to St. Bernard in good condition, and two others were also listed in good condition at Holy Cross Hospital, Rosado said.

Police said they recovered a mask used in the home invasion inside the home’s living room and were using it to try to identify the offender.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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