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WHEATON, Ill. (CBS) — Two people have been arrested for a suburban home invasion with ties to furniture delivery.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Julie Mann reports, last month, a woman from unincorporated Willowbrook was the victim of a home invasion. A man broke into the woman’s home near Hampshire Lane West and 91st Street, and sprayed a chemical in her face, DuPage County Sheriff’s police investigators said.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Julie Mann reports

The man stole valuables from the home and fled.

Mark Stanko, 26, of Alsip, was arrested in connection with the attack, after investigators noticed a rash of similar crimes in the south suburbs, where elderly homeowners were victimized shortly after they had furniture delivered.

Police have confirmed that Stanko worked delivering furniture.

Sheriff’s investigators recently executed a search warrant at Stanko’s home, where they say stolen items from several homes were found.

Stanko’s girlfriend, Tracy Denell, 28, was also charged with the home invasion near Willowbrook.

They are being held at the DuPage County Jail and are set to appear for a bond hearing at 4 p.m. Friday.