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Man burned in assault in Oxford Circle

An Ox­ford Circle man suffered burns cov­er­ing 15 per­cent of his body as two burg­lars at­tacked him in his home early Sat­urday, po­lice said.

Phil­adelphia po­lice were called to the house on the 6300 block of Sum­mer­dale Ave. at 3:01 a.m. and were met by three vic­tims — a 50-year-old man and wo­men ages 32 and 48, ac­cord­ing to a de­part­ment spokes­wo­man.

The vic­tims re­por­ted that they had been out for the even­ing and ar­rived home to find two un­known men in­side the res­id­ence. The in­vaders al­legedly tied up the three vic­tims, beat the man with a met­al ob­ject and burned his arms and but­tocks with a hot iron.

The male vic­tim was taken to Temple Uni­versity hos­pit­al in stable con­di­tion with second-de­gree burns cov­er­ing 15 per­cent of his body. His iden­tity has not been re­leased.

The sus­pects also as­saul­ted the young­er fe­male vic­tim, who suffered cuts and bruises to her face and left leg. She was taken to Al­bert Ein­stein Med­ic­al Cen­ter in stable con­di­tion, treated and re­leased. The eld­er fe­male vic­tim re­por­ted no in­jur­ies.

In­vest­ig­at­ors have lis­ted rob­bery as the sus­pec­ted motive. The in­vaders made off with jew­elry and an un­known amount of cash.

One sus­pect is black, in his 30s, about 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 220 pounds. He wore all black.

The oth­er sus­pect is black with a dark com­plex­ion. His height is lis­ted as 5 feet on an ini­tial re­port, but that may be a ty­po­graph­ic­al er­ror, ac­cord­ing to po­lice. He weighs about 180 pounds and wore dark cloth­ing.

Call North­east De­tect­ives at 215-686-3153 to re­port in­form­a­tion about the crime. ••

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