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Knock, Knock -- Who's there? Temple Students Beware!

Temple students targeted by gunmen

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    Temple students may want to think twice before they answer a knock on the door.

    Knock, knock. 

    Who’s there?

    Temple students beware.  If you live off campus, you want to think twice before you answer the door. Police say two gunmen are targeting students.

    Here’s their M.O. -- The gunmen knock on your door. When someone answers, they force their way inside. 

    "I Kinda Thought I Might Die"

    [PHI] "I Kinda Thought I Might Die"
    A Temple student answers a knock on the door and finds himself staring down the barrel of a big gun. Off-campus students have been targets in a recent rash of home invasions.
    (Published Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008)

    One of the suspects corrals anyone in the home into a room while the other gunman rifles through the house and makes off with any valuables.

    The pair is taking credit cards, cash and even a laptop computer. Police won’t say how much cash they’ve made off with to this point.

    There have been five home invasions since October 15.  All in one general area: 18th to 20th Streets between Montgomery and Norris Streets.