Robbers got away mostly with cash, cellphones, and jewelry, police said. No arrests had been made as of Sunday evening.
The invasions started around 4:03 a.m. Saturday, when five men wearing dark clothing, hoodies, and masks, and carrying semiautomatic handguns, ordered a 33-year-old man into his Tacony home in the 4800 block of Longshore Avenue. The men threatened to kill the victim if he moved from the floor, then left with $600, identifications, credit cards, and change.
About 30 minutes later, a 30-year-old woman arrived home in Feltonville after closing the bar she owns with her husband to find three men wearing masks and gloves in the kitchen. The husband, who was getting a case of water from his vehicle, heard her screams and found two more intruders in the doorway of the home in the 200 block of West Wingohocking Street, police said.
The intruders bound the couple. Police said that the husband was beaten in the basement and that the attackers threw hot water on his back before leaving with $1,100. The man was treated at Einstein Medical Center.
Nothing was taken in the Mayfair invasion, shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday in the 4000 block of Greeby Street. The dog shot there was a pit bull, a neighbor said.
About 90 minutes later, a man and a woman, both 21 and asleep in a house in the 1300 block of Friendship Street in Oxford Circle, were awakened by three men who broke in through a side window. As one of the attackers pistol-whipped the man in the head, the gun discharged into the ceiling, police said. The assailants fled with $10,000 they found in a dresser drawer, police said.
Both occupants were treated for cuts and bruises at Aria Health-Torresdale Campus, police said.
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