Armed Men Scale Home, Bind Residents During Search for Cash - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Armed Men Scale Home, Bind Residents During Search for Cash



    Armed robbers scaled a Montgomery County home before attacking the people inside. A woman was hurt. (Published Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013)

    Four armed men scaled the outside of a home in a quiet Montgomery County community before breaking in, tying up the homeowners and ransacking the house while on a search for cash.

    The home invasion took place around 11 p.m. on Friday along the 1400 block of Sloan Way in Lower Gwynedd Township, Pa., police said.

    Lower Gwynedd Police say the men, who all wore dark clothing, gloves and masks, climbed on to the roof of the single-family home from a rear balcony. They then broke inside through a second-floor window.

    Armed with three handguns, the men then used zip ties and duct tape to bound and gag the residents inside. They also taped the home's front side window curtains shut, police said.

    Officials say the men scoured the home for cash, leaving the large home turned upside-down.

    The suspects, described as tall and thin, then fled on foot into a wooded area behind the home. It is unclear whether they were able to make off with any cash or property.

    A woman inside the home suffered non-life threatening injuries. She was taken to Lansdale Hospital for treatment.

    Police are looking to see if the homeowners, who own a business in Philadelphia, were targeted. Police say they may have been followed home from that business prior to the crime.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Lower Gwynedd Police Department Det. Glenn Fowler at 215-646-5300