2 charged in North, Near West side home invasions

Joe Parker, 20, of Chicago; and Aaron Smith, 22, of South Bend, Indiana.

December 12, 2011 2:00:02 PM PST
Two men appeared in court Monday after being charged in connection with three home invasions.

Joe Parker, 20, of Chicago was ordered held Monday on $300,000 bond. A judge denied bond for Aaron Smith, 22, of South bend, Indiana. They were arrested after three home invasions on Saturday on the North and Near West sides.

In all three incidents, the suspects are accused of hitting victims in the head with a gun and getting away with cash, electronics and cell phones.