2 Attacked, Robbed in Apartment Invasion:Cops

The armed men made off with $8,000

By Lauren DiSanto and David Chang
|  Saturday, Oct 20, 2012  |  Updated 11:49 PM EDT
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A couple who survived a terrifying home invasion spoke out about their experience to NBC10. No arrests have been made. Police continue to search for the suspects.

NBC10Philadelphia.com - Claudia Rivero

A couple who survived a terrifying home invasion spoke out about their experience to NBC10. No arrests have been made. Police continue to search for the suspects.

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A husband and wife are speaking out for the first time after police say they were beaten and robbed by armed home invaders inside their North Philadelphia apartment.

It happened around 4:45 a.m. on Saturday on the 700 block of East Allegheny Avenue. Police say two men crawled through a kitchen window and went upstairs where Hong Rong Tang, 35, and her baby were sleeping. Tang told NBC10 she woke up to a man pointing a gun at her head, demanding money.

"He hit my head and said, 'Where's the money? Give me the money!'" said Tang.

Tang says the man then went to the other bedroom where her husband, Jaipao Yang, 41, was sleeping. Investigators say they attacked him and shot him once in the shoulder.

"I thought I was going to die," said Yang. "But I'm so lucky." 

The couple was taken to Temple University Hospital where they were treated and released.

The robbers made off with $8,000 which the couple says they kept in a cabinet.

No arrests have been made. Police continue to investigate.

 


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