Two women tied up, safe stolen during home invasion in Orland Park

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One of two men who entered a southwest suburban home, tied up two women and stole a safe last month is behind bars on Friday after being identified by the victims.

Just before 8:30 p.m. May 29, the two men entered a home in the 7500 block of Helsia Court in Orland Park through an unlocked front door while the residents were sleeping, a statement from Orland Park police said.

The suspects “restrained the two female occupants, while a male occupant was sleeping in another part of the house and was unaware of the home invasion,” police said.

The suspects then grabbed a safe containing cash and jewelry and left the home. A few minutes later, someone in the home called 911.

Police determined the home was “specifically targeted and not randomly chosen” and identified 30-year-old Timothy R. Adkins as one of the suspects, the police statement said.

On June 2, a warrant was issued for his arrest. On June 17, Orland Park and Tinley Park officers arrested Adkins without incident after he was found hiding in an apartment in the 17300 block of Oak Park Avenue, police said.

The next day, he was “positively identified by the two victims during a physical lineup,” police said.

Adkins, of the 15300 block of Merlin Court in Oak Forest, was charged with two counts each of aggravated kidnaping, armed robbery with no firearm, aggravated unlawful restraint and home invasion.

In court Friday, he was ordered held on a $750,000 bond and his next hearing was set for July 9 at the Bridgeview courthouse.

Police are still investigating and looking for the other suspect.

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