CHICAGO (CBS) — Skokie Police responded Friday to a report of armed robbery at cemetery monument business, in north suburban Skokie.
Three males armed with ‘cutting instruments’ entered Troost Memorials, 9853 Gross Point Road in Skokie, shortly before noon, according to a statement from Skokie police. The 82-year-old business owner and his 56-year-old secretary were overtaken by the suspects and bound with duct tape.
The suspects then took the owner’s house keys and left the employees in the building while they went to ransack his home in the 98000 block of Keeler Avenue, police said. It was not immediately clear whether anything was taken.
Both victims were able to escape their restraints on their own and fled to a neighboring business, where they called police at 12:11 p.m., police said. Neither of the victims were physically harmed.
By the time the police arrive, the offenders had already fled by unknown means. All three offenders were described as possibly being Hispanic, wearing baseball hats and sunglasses.
Skokie Police have been unable to identify the suspects and no arrests have been made.
If you have any information or knowledge regarding the above incident or if you were a witness, please contact the Skokie Police Department at (847) 982-5900.