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Man arrested, other suspects sought in Gurnee home invasion that left 1 injured

Xzemenize Boose, 19, of North Chicago

A North Chicago man has been arrested in connection with a home invasion in Gurnee, and at least one or two other suspects are still being sought, police said.

The Gurnee Police Department were called to the 1600 block of Belle Plaine Avenue in Gurnee around 11 p.m. on January 23 for a report of a home invasion.

Police said that one of the suspects involved in the home invasion, Xzemenize Boose, 19, of North Chicago, was arrested on Wednesday by the Lake County Sheriff’s Warrants Team and U.S Marshals.

Authorities said that Boose and at least one or two other suspects wearing black hoodies forced entry through the locked front door of the home during the home invasion. Four family members were inside the house at the time.

One of the family members suffered a minor injury after jumping up and cutting her leg on a piece of furniture when the suspects burst through the door.

During the home invasion the suspects took around $300 in cash and fled the scene. A handgun was displayed during the home invasion. Gurnee Police Department Deputy Chief Brian Smith said at the time that the incident appeared to be isolated.

An arrest warrant was issued for Boose on January 31 and he was taken into custody on Wednesday in Arlington Heights without incident. He is being charged with home invasion, armed robbery and residential burglary.

Boose remains held in the Lake County Jail on a $750,000 bond. The investigation is still ongoing, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call the Gurnee Police Department at 847-599-7000.


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