Four people are tied up during Peoria's latest home invasion...two adults and two children. The incident happened early Friday morning at 3701 W. Capitol Drive.
Peoria Police Capt. Mike Eddlemon says the method of operation is similar to other home invasions under investigation.
"Entry appears to have been made through an unlocked rear door, garage door," Eddlemon explains. "The residents were restrained, articles in the house were removed and one vehicle was taken."
The vehicle was recovered at Villa Bordeaux Apartments on North Knoxville Ave. and is being processed for evidence. It's the same location where one of vehicles taken from a home invasion last month in WeaverRidge Estates was recovered.
Eddlemon says at least two suspects, armed with guns, entered the Capitol Drive house.
Eddlemon says there's no evidence that this break-in is related to others on Devonshire, in Chadwick Estates and in WeaverRidge Estates other than the method of operation is the same.
Eddlemon says there's no change to his advice to residents.
"Lock your doors and turn on your lights. That little bit of deterrence could be very, very important."
Eddlemon says people are paying more attention to their surroundings.
"We are getting a lot more calls on suspicious vehicles, something is out of place, someone's walking down the street," Eddlemon says. "That's good, that means people are being more vigilant."
But, at the same time, Eddlemon knows people may be thinking of more drastic ways to protect their property.
"Just buying a gun and not being mentally prepared to use it and not knowing how to use it," warns Eddlemon, "could be very dangerous."
"I'm not going to tell people what to do or what not to do, that's up to each individual," Eddlemon continues, "other than being prepared, knowing what you're doing and making sure of your target."
"The last thing we need is a teenage child coming home in the middle of the night, someone's not sure of who's in the house and why...and having that sort of disaster happen."