Fake Mailman Attacks Man in Home

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    Police say a man posing as a postal worker attacked a homeowner in Northeast Philadelphia Tuesday morning. NBC10's Lu Ann Cahn has the details. (Published Tuesday, May 28, 2013)

    A man posing as a postal worker attacked a homeowner this morning, according to Philadelphia Police.

    The faux-mailman knocked on the door of a row home on the 2800 block of Saxton Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia -- that’s just a short distance from Northeast Philadelphia Airport.

    The homeowner answered the door and was greeted with a nail gun that looked like an assault weapon as the faux-postman forced his way into the home, according to police.

    The assailant struck the homeowner over the head with the weapon before leaving the house without taking anything, according to police.

    The homeowner was treated for a cut to his head.

    It’s unclear what the motive was for the incident.

    Philadelphia Police continue to investigate.

    This latest home invasion happened just feet from where a disabled Vietnam War veteran was attacked after masked men broke into his home on the 9400 block of Ashton Road last week. That man’s assailants made off with a television, money and medicine.

     


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