A Joliet man allegedly beat up a 77-year-old man after he tried to enter two homes on the same street Thursday morning, according to .
Sidney J. McVay, 21, 358 N. Broadway St. of Joliet, was arrested and charged with home invasion, unlawful restraint, aggravated battery to a senior citizen, attempted robbery, residential burglary and attempted residential burglary.
McVay allegedly first tried to enter a home on the 400 block of East Briarcliff Road at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, police said. The victim reported seeing a shadow outside her sliding glass door. She then saw a man standing outside.
The man opened the storm door and attempted to open the sliding door. The victim said she went to the glass door, hit it with her hand and yelled at the man. The man ran southbound from the scene.
Shortly after, police responded to a home in the 500 block of East Briarcliff Road.
Upon arrival, the 77-year-old male victim informed officers he lost power to his whole residence. He went into his garage to see what was going on when he was met by a man, dressed in all black. The offender demanded his money and the 77-year-old man related he didn’t have any.
The offender then directed the man to get in the house. The man was not going to let this offender get inside his home, according to police reports, so a struggle ensued and the burglar battered the man. The man began to yell for help and the offender ran off.
Officers began to search the area and K-9's from Joliet and New Lenox responded. A short time later a Bolingbrook Sergeant identified an individual matching the description as a passenger in a car who was acting nervous. Police stopped the car and the victims identified McVay as the burglar.
McVay was processed and taken to the Will County Adult Detention Facility.