Teenager tied up during home invasion

A teen­ager was tied up dur­ing a home in­va­sion Monday morn­ing on the 5300 block of Oak­land St. in Frank­ford.

Of­ficer Christine O’Bri­en, a po­lice spokes­wo­man, said a 13-year-old boy was home alone at 7:51 a.m. when two men entered the house and one poin­ted a black hand­gun at him. The boy sat in a chair and was bound with an or­ange ex­ten­sion cord. 

The men looked through the house and took a few thou­sand dol­lars from an empty wa­ter jug and a dia­mond ring, O’Bri­en said.

The boy’s par­ents came home a short time later, un­tied the boy and called po­lice, she said.

The vic­tim’s de­scrip­tion of the rob­bers was lim­ited. One man was black; the oth­er, white. Both were wear­ing black cloth­ing and black masks. The black rob­ber was about 6 feet 2 inches tall, and the white rob­ber was about 5 feet 8 inches tall.

Any­one with in­form­a­tion is asked to con­tact Phil­adelphia po­lice at 215.686.TIPS (8477). ••

You can reach at noreply@bsmphilly.com.

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