MONDAY'S home-invasion robbery in which four Temple students were bound with duct tape by three gunmen in their near-campus apartment in North Philadelphia may be part of a pattern in the area, police said Tuesday.
"I'm not going to say it's isolated. We've had some robberies in that particular area," said Capt. Roland Lee, commander of the 22nd Police District, headquartered at 17th Street and Montgomery Avenue - blocks from the victims' apartment near 18th and Berks streets.
Lee added that students have not been the only ones targeted in recent months.