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.
September 26, 2014 |
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.
September 10, 2009 |
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.
October 2, 2014 |
ON FRIDAY, Ali Marsh complained so bitterly and persistently that he was being railroaded by the judge and lead prosecutor in his murder trial that he was ejected from the courtroom. Yesterday, a jury - having heard his protests of innocence and evidence pointing to his guilt - found Marsh guilty of first-degree murder and related counts in a brutal home-invasion robbery and slaying in Strawberry Mansion. John Paul Jr., 35, was fatally shot March 5, 2012, after Marsh and an accomplice burst into Paul's home on Cecil B. Moore Avenue near 32nd Street.
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.
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.
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
February 26, 2010 |
A Pottstown man was charged yesterday in connection with a violent home invasion in Chester County that went unsolved for more than a year, authorities said. John Douglas Bitting, 27, was arrested after a DNA match from a black ski mask left at the East Coventry Township home, police said. The charges include attempted homicide and aggravated assault. According to the criminal complaint, Bitting and another man wore hooded masks when they removed an air conditioner to enter the home about 4 a.m. Sept.
March 3, 2011 |
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.
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.