Bandits steal $15,000 from safe at gunpoint in NE Philadelphia

Posted: August 11, 2012

Two masked robbers fled with about $15,000 in cash after forcing their victim to open a safe at gunpoint inside a Frankford home late Thursday, police said.

Police did not say why the victim had so much cash in his house.

According to police, a 21-year-old man was walking to his home on the 1400 block of Church Street about 11:45 p.m. when the two masked men walked up and ordered him into the house at gunpoint.

The robbers demanded money and the victim handed over $200 from his pockets, police said.

The bandits then demanded the man open the safe, but he denied owning one until one robber cocked the gun and pointed it at the victim, police said.

The victim led the robbers to the safe and opened it, police said. The pair took the money inside and fled on foot.

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