Gunmen steal $16K during home invasion in Tacony


Three gun­men made off with as much as $16,000 after they broke in­to the home of a Ta­cony man, robbed him, kid­napped him and stole cash from a con­veni­ence store where he works, Phil­adelphia po­lice said.

The 44-year-old vic­tim and three young­er adults were in­side a home on the 6500 block of He­ger­man St. at about 1:10 a.m. on Fri­day when the three sus­pects broke in­to the prop­erty through the back door, ac­cord­ing to Of­ficer Christine O’Bri­en, a po­lice spokes­wo­man. All three ban­dits had black hand­guns and were de­mand­ing money.

The vic­tim gave the crooks between $5,000 and $7,000. Two of the sus­pects then covered the vic­tim’s head and drove him to the Quick Stop at 6301 Tor­res­dale Ave. where he works. There, the gun­men de­man­ded more money; the vic­tim gave them an­oth­er $8,000 to $9,000.

The two kid­nap­pers left the vic­tim at the store and re­turned to He­ger­man Street, where they re­joined the third sus­pect and fled the house.

The oth­er oc­cu­pants of the house, a 25-year-old man, a 21-year-old wo­man and a 17-year-old boy, re­por­ted no in­jur­ies.

One sus­pect was de­scribed as white, 5-feet-6 and 170 pounds. He wore a sil­ver hood, blue jeans, yel­low and black gloves and a black mask. A second sus­pect was de­scribed as black, 6-feet tall and 150 pounds, wear­ing blue jeans, a black hood, black mask and black gloves. The third sus­pect was de­scribed as black, 6-feet tall and 170 pounds, with dark cloth­ing and a black mask.

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


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