Sleeping Family Wakes to Violent Home Invasion

Police say the mom and her two sons attempted to fight off the armed robbers.

By Kelly Bayliss
|  Thursday, Aug 16, 2012  |  Updated 10:28 AM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Sleeping Family Wakes to Violent Robbery

NBC10

Police are looking for the people that broke into this home and stole money from a 17-year-old boy.

advertisement

A family of three are recovering after a violent home invasion early Thursday morning in North Philadelphia.

The victims, a mom, 49, and her two sons, 17 and 18, tell police that around 3:15 a.m., they were woken up by two intruders inside their home on the 2100 block of North 24th Street.

The elder teen was punched by one of the suspects, prompting him to fight back. The 17-year-old was pistol-whipped and forced at gunpoint to give the men $2800, according to police. 

The 17-year-old victim believes he was targeted because he recently came into money from a lawsuit settlement.

Injuries to the family were minor.

Police are searching for the suspects. Anyone with information is urged to call 911.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
FlyeredUp: Win 2 Tickets to Flyers Playoff Game
Win two tickets to the first... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out