Three Chicago men in ski masks and armed with handguns allegedly robbed a makeshift recording studio inside an apartment building in the 800 block of Lake Street on Monday night.
Oak Park police have three men in custody and have charged each with six counts of home invasion, six counts of aggravated kidnapping and one count of aggravated battery.
Police report that the suspects – Marliss Pelmer, 21; Justin Harrison, 18; and Devonte Gosha, 20, all of Chicago – entered the top-floor apartment, announced a robbery and demanded money from the six individuals inside.
Three of the victims said the alleged offenders struck them with a handgun. Two were treated at the scene for head lacerations and bruises.
When police arrived at the scene, two of the suspects were still in the building and the other was found nearby. Police reported that an unspecified amount of cash and jewelry were taken from the apartment before they arrived. They also recovered two handguns with the assistance of a Forest Park Police Department canine unit.
The three men, each given a $1 million bond, are being held at Cook County Jail. A court date is set for 9 a.m., March 11, in room 102 of the 4th District Municipal Court in Maywood.
A police news release also noted that the recording studio was not licensed by the village.
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