Philadelphia Police say a 72-year-old man was put through a horrifying ordeal after he was tied up, gagged and robbed by three men during a home invasion in the Cedarbrook section of the city.
It happened around 11:30 p.m. Friday night on the 2600 block of 76th Avenue. Investigators say the men entered through a window, tied up the victim’s hands and feet, took his wallet and cell phone, then stole his 2005 green Toyota Camry.
NBC10's Katy Zachry spoke with the victim, Stephen Shenk, who says he was watching TV in his upstairs bedroom when the men came inside.
"They just told me to lie down on the floor, face down and not make any noise. They tied my hands behind my back and my feet too," said Shenk, who says they also tied a t-shirt over his mouth so he couldn't yell for help.
Police say all the suspects wore gloves and covered their faces with bandannas. The men are in their 20s, according to investigators.
Shenk says he was nervous but tried to stay calm. "As long as I cooperate and don't make noise or try to escape it would go fast and I wouldn't get hurt. I figured it wasn't worth it to try and be a hero."