Men Disguised as Utility Workers Beat, Rob N. Philly Couple

By Lauren DiSanto
|  Thursday, Aug 22, 2013  |  Updated 11:39 PM EDT
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A Philadelphia couple is recovering they're tied up and beaten by men dressed as utility workers.  NBC10's Nefertiti Jaquez reports on the search for the suspects.

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A Philadelphia couple is recovering they're tied up and beaten by men dressed as utility workers. NBC10's Nefertiti Jaquez reports on the search for the suspects.

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Four men, dressed like utility workers, force their way into a North Philadelphia home, beating and robbing a couple inside.

"They were terrorized. This is a traumatic scene," said Police captain George Fuchs.

Sources close to the investigation tell NBC10's Nefertiti Jaquez that the men were wearing green utility uniforms when they knocked at the door of the home on the 400 block of West Sedgley Avenue, telling the homeowner there was something wrong with the water.

After the 64-year-old homeowner answered the door, the men stormed the home, armed with guns.

The man was was tied up and beaten in the living room. Authorities say the men then ran upstairs and did the same thing to his girlfriend.

The couple was bound with zip ties around their hands and ankles.

"A lot of blood, it was a copious amount of blood," said Captain Fuchs. "A lot of blood on the floor, a lot of blood all over the sheets upstairs."

The four robbers took off with about $300, two cell phones and the hard drive for the surveillance cameras outside the home.

 

The woman's daughter was the one who alerted police after she stopped by the home and saw what happened.

That woman is in stable condition at Temple University Hospital.

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