Police investigate two separate home invasions

Chicago police are investigating a pair of home invasions today, including one in which the robbers posed as delivery men and handcuffed their victims, officials said.

The latest incident happened about 9:45 a.m. on the 6100 block of West Henderson Street in the city's Belmont Central neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said.

According to preliminary reports, three men got their victims to open to door by pretending to be delivery men before handcuffing the four victims and taking money and jewelry from a safe located in the house, said Police News Affairs Officer Darryl Baety.

No one was injured in that robbery, he said.

Earlier, in the North Center neighborhood on the North Side, a home was robbed about 5:30 a.m. on the 1800 block of West Cuyler Avenue, police said.

A shot was fired during that robbery and one person was reported to have suffered a "flash burn" at the scene, police said.

Property was taken from the home, said Baety, who could not be more specific. He also could say how many robbers were involved.

There were no descriptions of the robbers immediately available in either home invasion. As of 10:30 a.m., no one was in custody for either incident. 

dawilliams@tribune.com