Masked Men Tie Up Homeowner, Steal TV, Car, Cash: Police

By David Chang and Danielle Johnson
|  Sunday, Jun 30, 2013  |  Updated 11:51 PM EDT
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Police are searching for the men who allegedly tied up and robbed a disabled veteran in his Grays Ferry home.  NBC10's George Spencer reports.

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Police are searching for the men who allegedly tied up and robbed a disabled veteran in his Grays Ferry home. NBC10's George Spencer reports.

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Masked Men Tie Up, Rob Disabled Man: Police

Police are searching for two men who allegedly tied up and robbed a disabled man and two of his roomates in a home in the Grays Ferry section of the city. NBC10's George Spencer has the story.
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Police are on the hunt for two men who allegedly tied up and robbed a disabled man inside his home in the Grays Ferry section of the city and then took off in his car.

The masked men broke into the basement of a home on the 1300 block of South 30th Street around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, according to investigators. 

Once inside, the men allegedly tied up the homeowner with electrical cords, stole a flat screen TV, the victim’s black Toyota Camry with handicapped tags, a wallet with various identifications, and about $1,200 in cash. They then fled the scene in an unknown direction.

The 67-year-old victim, who did not want to be identified, told NBC10 that he thinks the robbers targeted him because they could see his television through the front door he leaves open in the summer.

“He said if you move or scream or make noise, I’ll kill you,” he said. "It's not a good feeling to have somebody hold a gun, stick it to your head...you can feel that cold steel."

The victim says the suspects also tied up his two roommates. Investigators say the victim and his roommates managed to free themselves and call police about an hour later. None of the men were seriously injured.

"I thought I was dreaming. You’re depressed and you’re angry and you’re wondering why, but most of all you’re glad to be alive,” the victim told NBC10.

Police say they did find the victim's car inside an empty lot near his home on 1300 S. Grove Street.

No arrests have been made. Police have not yet released a description of the suspects.
 

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