Man Held Up at Gunpoint, House Robbed With Stolen Keys

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    A Montgomery County man says he was hit not once, but twice by robbers who made off with tens of thousands of dollars worth of his stuff.

    Police are searching for four men who they say violently attacked a man and then used his keys to break into his home while the victim was being treated for his injuries at a hospital.

    The victim was driving in Southwest Philly on the 5500 block of Larchwood Avenue around 5:30 p.m., when the suspects entered his car, pistol-whipped the driver and stole his wallet, according to police.

    The victim broke free from the assailants and ran to the Philadelphia Police Department's 18th District Headquarters at 5510 Pine St., according to officials.

    The attackers also fled the scene, leaving the car behind, but taking the victim's set of keys with them.

    While officers transported the victim to a hospital to treat a gash on his head, the attackers planned their next move -- robbing the driver's suburban condo.

    The victim's license listed a former Philadelphia address, but the suspects discovered his current address on a business card in his wallet. 

    Four hours after the assault, the four suspects arrvived at the victim's home along the 700 block of Welsh Road in Huntingdon Valley, Pa.

    One of the suspects posed as a delivery man, tricking a security guard into divulging the victim's apartment number, according to authorities.

    The group gained access to his secured condo with the keys they had stolen earlier and removed $3,500 in cash and more than $60,000 worth of goods, including jewelry, clothes and electronics, according to police.

    Surveillance video shows the suspects spent 90 minutes hauling the victim's goods away, taking so many items they had trouble closing the trunk of their get-away car, a late model Hyundai Sonata.

    Authorties are asking anyone with information about the suspects or the incident to contact the Lower Moreland Police Department.