“Do not look at us or we will shoot you!”
Those are the words three masked suspects said to a woman during a terrifying home invasion in Northeast Philadelphia early Friday morning.
The incident happened about 1 a.m. at a home in the 2800 block of Shipley Street.
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Investigators say three suspects broke into the home through a basement door and tied up the family dog.
Once inside the home, the suspects encountered the 33-year-old woman and forced her at gunpoint onto the kitchen floor.
Police say the suspects placed a gun against the woman's head and said to her “do not look at us or we will shoot you.” The suspects then placed a towel over her head.
The suspects then ransacked the home and stole $800 in cash before running out.
Investigators say two children -- a two-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl -- were inside the home at the time, but they slept through the entire ordeal. They were not injured.
The woman was not physically injured.
Investigators said it was not immediately known why the home was targeted.