Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Two arrested in connection with March home invasion

Authorities have made a second arrest in connection with a mid-March home invasion in Glencoe, Illinois. James E. Meeks and Curtis J. Cobb have been charged in connection with the ransom scheme that involved the kidnapping of a 6-year-old girl, Winnetka-Glencoe Patch reports.

The incident in question occurred on March 14 when Meeks broke into the house of the mother and her daughter and demanded a large amount of cash. He was wearing a mask and threatened the family with a gun. He held the girl hostage until her mother turned over the money, and he also made off with an undisclosed amount of jewelry and electronics.

Individuals looking to boost their home safety may want to take several precautions around their abode. For starters, installing heavy duty locks is a must, as is making use of solid core doors. Those looking for an added layer of security may want to install security cameras or other surveillance software.

Pepper spray is commonly thought of as a personal safety device used outside the house, but it can also be useful in case of an intrusion as well. It will allow homeowners to disable a criminal for enough time to call the police.

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