Armed Home Invaders Threaten 7-Year-Old, Tie Up Father in Roxborough Home Invasion: Police

Police say the father awoke to find a gun in his face when one of the robbers tapped him on the head.

Four men, at least one of whom is armed with a gun, remained on the loose Monday after breaking into an apartment through a window in Philadelphia's Roxborough neighborhood and tying up a man overnight.

Police later Monday morning provided more details about the gunpoint home invasion, saying that the 50-year-old man inside the house, on Domino Lane near Ridge Avenue, awoke about 2:15 a.m. to someone tapping on his head.

When he opened his eyes, police said, the victim looked up to one of the masked robbers standing there, pointing a gun at him, plus three other men in the apartment. The gunman demanded, "Where's the money?" and threatened the man's 7-year-old son, police said.

The man then handed over an envelope with $2,000 in it, police said, but the robbers tied his arms behind his back anyway, stole two cellphones from the apartment, and fled.

Police said the victim managed to free himself and call 9-1-1. Neither he nor his son was injured.

Police described the robbers as a 6-foot-2 man with a heavy build who wore all black clothes, a black bandanna over his face and dark sunglasses. That man was armed at the time. Police described the other three as men with thin builds who all wore black clothing and had black bandannas over their faces.

Detectives are continuing to investigate.

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