Robbers flee with $30,000 after NE home invasion


A pack of gun-tot­ing rob­bers in­vaded the home of an Ox­ford Circle couple and stole $30,000 cash from them, in ad­di­tion to jew­elry and a gun, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

The hus­band, 42, and wife, 41, ar­rived home on the 1400 block of McKin­ley St. at about 7 p.m. on Sunday, said Of­ficer Tan­ya Little, a Phil­adelphia po­lice spokes­wo­man. They heard a voice de­mand­ing, “Don’t move or I’ll shoot you.”

Six to sev­en males ap­peared and forced them in­to their row­house at gun­point. One of the ban­dits pis­tol-whipped the hus­band four times in the head, for­cing the couple to sur­render their be­long­ings.

The hus­band suffered cuts but was not hos­pit­al­ized. The wife was un­injured.

The sus­pects fled in an un­known dir­ec­tion. They were de­scribed as black. Most wore black hood­ies. One wore a white hood­ie and used a rag to cov­er his face.

Po­lice de­scribed the vic­tims as Asi­an busi­ness own­ers. It is not known if the rob­bers fol­lowed the vic­tims home from their place of busi­ness or if they had spe­cif­ic know­ledge that the vic­tims kept a large sum of money in the house.

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


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