Northeast Times

Another home is invaded

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A re­cent rash of home in­va­sion rob­ber­ies in the North­east con­tin­ued last week when a man broke in­to an oc­cu­pied Wissi­nom­ing house and stole hun­dreds of dol­lars in elec­tron­ic equip­ment.

The heist oc­curred at about 2:05 a.m. on June 12 on the 6200 block of Marsden St. when an un­known man entered a base­ment where a 16-year-old boy was sleep­ing, said Of­ficer Jill­ian Rus­sell, a Phil­adelphia po­lice spokes­wo­man.

The vic­tim awoke to find the in­truder stand­ing over him with a gun. The rob­ber de­man­ded cash and guns, but ended up tak­ing a Play­Sta­tion, game discs, an iPod and DVDs be­fore flee­ing in an un­known dir­ec­tion. The stolen items had a com­bined value of $1,650, Rus­sell said.

No in­jur­ies were re­por­ted. The in­truder was de­scribed only as a black male, Rus­sell said.

Po­lice have no defin­it­ive evid­ence that the June 12 in­cid­ent was re­lated to sim­il­ar break-ins that oc­curred on June 9 and 10 on the 1300 block of Friend­ship St. in Castor Gar­dens, as well as the 4000 block of Greeby St. and the 4800 block of Long­shore Ave., both in Ta­cony.

Call North­east De­tect­ives to re­port in­form­a­tion about any of the crimes. ••

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