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Three charged in Nov. 28 Elgin home invasion

21 year old Ronald J. Brainer Hoffman Estates

21 year old Ronald J. Brainer of Hoffman Estates

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Updated: February 17, 2014 8:48AM

ELGIN — Three people have been charged in connection with a Nov. 28 home invasion after police investigated in a similar incident Jan. 3, police said.

Ronald J. Brainer, 21, of Hoffman Estates; Steven D. Flynn, 19, of Schaumburg; and a third, juvenile suspect have been charged in Cook County with single Class X counts of home invasion, officials said.

According to Elgin police, a 22-year-old resident of the 900 block of Carl Avenue told police that on Nov. 28, several people entered his home between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m., struck him with an unknown object leaving him with minor injuries, and took several items from the home. He did not immediately report the incident to police, officials said.

Then, at about 11:30 p.m. Jan. 3, officers responded to the same location for a similar report. Officers determined that unidentified persons had forcibly entered the home and again struck a resident there — this time a 38-year-old — with an unknown object and fled the scene with items of value.

However, the victim in the second incident sustained injuries requiring medical care, officials said.

As police investigated the Jan. 3 incident, Brainer, Flynn and the juvenile were developed as suspects regarding the earlier event, police said.

All three were taken into custody by Elgin police. Flynn and the juvenile were transported to Cook County for bond call, and Brainer was transferred back to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, police said. He had been in custody on a separate offense and is expected to appear Thursday in Cook County court regarding the Elgin offense, officials said.

Detectives from Elgin’s Major Investigations Division continue to investigate the Jan. 3 incident, police said.

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