STERLING – Just before 6 a.m. Saturday, two men broke into a home in the 800 block of Avenue D in Sterling, police said.
The resident of the home identified one of the men as Myron D. Cureton, 36, of Chicago. All police have on the second man, however, is a description. Both fled the scene.
The home is occupied by one man, who described the second intruder as a black male with a thin build, shorter than 5 feet, 11 inches.
According to police, the resident said the two men entered as Cureton brandished a firearm, made a verbal command, and struggled with the resident as he tried to leave. The resident suffered minor injuries, police said.
Police said nothing was taken from the home, and they were unable to release information on the verbal command.
Cureton and the second man were seen leaving in a gray minivan, headed west on West Eighth Street, police said.
Anyone with information of Cureton’s whereabouts or the identity of the second man involved is asked to call the Sterling Police Department at 815-632-6640, or Whiteside County Crime Stoppers at 815-625-7867.