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March 11, 2012 | By Darran Simon, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Authorities have arrested a suspect in the home invasion in Strawberry Mansion that killed a 35-year-old man and injured his wife last week. Ali Marsh was arrested late Saturday by U.S. Marshals and officers from the Philadelphia and Plymouth Meeting police departments at a Marriott hotel in Plymouth Meeting, said Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal John Patrignani. A second suspect, Charles Davis, is still at large, according to media reports. Shortly before 4 a.m. Monday, two masked gunmen entered the the home of John and Sherrell Paul, on the 3200 block of Cecil B. Moore Avenue, while the Pauls and their two young children slept.
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January 13, 2013
Southwest Division detectives are looking for two armed men they say tied up and robbed a 16-year-old boy in a home invasion Friday afternoon in West Philadelphia. According to investigators, the two men entered the apartment in the 200 block of South 48th Street just after 3:30 p.m. The suspects reportedly pistol-whipped the teenager, who was home alone at the time, striking him in the back of the head. Police said the robbers tied up their victim with a belt and telephone cord and took about $2,000 and jewelry from the house before fleeing.
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June 22, 2010 | By Sam Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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September 26, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Gloucester Township man told police he was held hostage during a home invasion Wednesday morning, causing a lockdown of nearby schools and a police K9 search for a suspects. Police responded about 10:55 a.m. to a home along York Terrace after a neighbor called 911 to report suspicious activity at the home. Police found two people inside and took them into custody. No weapons or drugs were found, but police said the incident was possibly drug-related. The man who said he was taken hostage was not injured, nor were the two suspects, police said.
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June 2, 2016
Delaware County authorities announced Tuesday that they have arrested two men and were seeking a third in connection with an armed home invasion Monday night in Prospect Park. Three armed men targeted a residence in the 200 block of Lafayette Avenue around 10 p.m. and searched the home for valuables while holding one homeowner at gunpoint on the kitchen floor, authorities said. One of the residents was able to call 911 and the men fled the house. Two shotguns were later found near the house.
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March 3, 2011 | Inquirer Staff Report
A 54-year-old man who once served time for stalking has been arrested and charged with breaking into an East Germantown home this week, killing a man and slashing a woman. Police had sought Varnado Jones since the attack 6:25 a.m. Monday on the 5600 block Nelson Street. James Prince, 33, and a 32-year-old woman were in bed when Jones burst in, armed with a knife, police said. Jones started to attack the woman and plunged the knife into Prince's chest when he tried to defend the woman, police said.
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May 11, 2016
Four men were arrested early Sunday after being caught at the scene of an armed home invasion in Coatesville, police said. Tyreek Brickus, 19, of Coatesville, is accused of using a gun to force his way into the home in the 300 block of East Chestnut Street around 2 a.m. Police said he held several victims against their will and demanded money. Responding to a 911 call, police arrived at the home as Brickus was leaving, they said. He was arrested after a brief foot chase, during which he allegedly discarded a .38-caliber revolver, ammunition for the revolver, and items stolen from the home.
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September 10, 2009 | By WILLIAM BENDER, benderw@phillynews.com 215-854-5255
Jonelle Tomosky thought she was going to die. Early yesterday morning, she said, a 16-year-old boy climbed into her parents' Drexel Hill home through the bay window and stood over her with a revolver in his hand. He told her to lie on her stomach. Tomosky, 23, who is seven months pregnant, got on top of her 5-year-old daughter, hoping that her body would stop the bullet. "I thought there was a good chance he was going to kill me," she said. The teenage gunman, identified by Upper Darby police as Nasir Cameron, didn't pull the trigger.
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April 3, 2011 | INQUIRER STAFF REPORT
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.  
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