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UPDATED: 9/19/2011 11:08 a.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police are hunting for two suspects who stripped off their clothing to avoid being captured after a home invasion in north suburban Evanston.

Police said the duo broke into an apartment in Evanston around 10 p.m. on Sunday. They fled into nearby West Rogers Park in Chicago, where they were chased by police.

The pair then ran from their vehicle and began taking off their clothing to avoid being identified. The vehicle was located in the 3000 block of West Jerome Avenue.

Witnesses said the suspects led the victim of the home invasion into his apartment in the 1700 block of Monroe at gunpoint.

“They had him at gunpoint trying to tell him to open the door upstairs,” said Dionne Pearson.

Police said the pair demanded money and drugs from the victim, who was a male in his 20s.

Pearson called Evanston Police, who arrived on the scene as the suspects fled in a vehicle.

Pearson said the victim was left behind on the sidewalk in handcuffs with tape over his mouth.

Chicago police searched the West Rogers Park neighborhood around Fargo and Albany avenues. They also called in canine units to help capture the suspects.

The pair is still at large as of Monday morning

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Nancy Harty Reports

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