September 26, 2012
A Chester County lawyer was shot early Monday evening during a home invasion and robbery in which he was targeted, Pennsylvania state police said. Fred P. Barakat, 63, was attacked by three men - two wearing masks - about 6:20 at his home in the 300 block of Hillendale Road in Pennsbury Township, said Trooper Corey Monthei. He was taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening. Barakat is a bankruptcy lawyer with offices in Chester County and Delaware.
June 22, 2010 |
City police are searching for three masked bandits who made off with $25,000 and several laptop computers in a Monday night home invasion. The three armed men were waiting when a man and his sister-in-law returned home from work about 11 p.m. in Southwest Philadelphia. A 15-year-old boy who lived in the house on the 800 block of S. 58th Street had already been tied up with speaker wire, police said. At gunpoint, one of the masked bandits forced the man to open a hidden safe that contained $25,000.
April 3, 2011 |
A Gloucester Township man returned home late Saturday to find men holding a family member at gunpoint, police said today. The family was then tied up as the father was ordered to turn over money and jewelry. The suspects - there were four or five - were wearing ski masks, dark clothing and gloves. They ran from the Gray Pebble Circle home, in the Cobblestone Farms section of the township, and were being sought. No one was injured, police said.
March 6, 2013
Four Temple University students were duct-taped and robbed by home invaders Monday night at an off-campus apartment, police said. About 7:30 p.m., three men followed a student to her second-floor apartment in the 1800 block of North 18th Street, police said. The men forced her inside and bound her and three other women before taking computer equipment, mobile phones, cash, and credit cards, police said. Two of the men were armed with guns. The victims were not injured. - Robert Moran
October 21, 2012 |
Police are searching for two armed men who broke into an apartment on the 700 block of E. Allegheny Avenue in Kensington early Saturday morning. Once inside, the intruders beat a 35-year-old woman with a handgun and shot a 41-year-old male in the left shoulder, according to police. Both victims were transported to Temple University Hospital where police reported them in stable condition. The men allegedly stole $8,000 from the apartment and escaped before police arrived. No arrests have been made at this time.
January 13, 2013 |
Two Camden County men have been charged with breaking into a Pine Hill home and threatening to kill a man and his 3-year-old daughter, then ransacking the home and stealing jewelry, a cellphone and cash, police said. Brandon Cooper and Davon Obryant-Still, both of the Sicklerville section of Winslow Township, were caught during a vehicle stop about 10 minutes after the incident on Friday at the Tall Pines Development. One of them was armed with a silver semi-automatic handgun, police said, and holding the gun to the father's head, forced him into an upstairs bedroom.
August 14, 2000 |
One man was shot to death and two men were beaten yesterday during a home invasion in West Philadelphia, police said. St. Clair Gossett, 20, of Hobart Street near Vine, was shot down by three gunmen who forced their way into the rowhouse about 3 a.m. Sunday. Gossett was away when the incident started, but the invaders forced his two visitors, who weren't identified, into the basement, tied them up with duct tape and beat them, police said. Then they waited for Gossett to return.