Robbers Tie Up Teen, Mom During Home Invasion: Police

Three people are in custody after they allegedly robbed a mother and her son during a home invasion in Marple Township, Delaware County Monday afternoon.

Four men burst through the front door of a home on the 2600 block of Old Cedar Grove Road shortly after 1 p.m. after a 17-year-old boy who lived inside the house opened the door, police said.

The suspects asked the boy and his mother, who is in her 40s, where the safe was, according to police. Investigators say the family owns a bar in Upper Darby and believe they were targeted. The suspects pistol-whipped the teen and then tied him and his mother up. They then stole money and jewelry from the home before fleeing the scene, police said.

The mother was able to break free and call 911. Responding police officers spotted the suspects in their vehicle and pursued. After police stopped the car, the suspects allegedly fled on foot. Police were able to catch three of the four suspects and recovered the money, jewelry as well as a gun.

Monday night police identified the three captured suspects as 26-year-old Jamain Wallace and his brother 27-year-old Sterling Wallace, both of Yeadon. The third suspect is a 17-year-old boy though police are not revealing his identity due to the fact that he's a minor. The suspects will be held at the Marple Township Police Department overnight before seeing a judge Tuesday morning. 

Police are still searching for the fourth suspect. They have not yet released a detailed description of him. 

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