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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.
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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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March 8, 2013 | BY MORGAN ZALOT & DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writers zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
AS NEW DETAILS emerged Wednesday in the ordeal of four Temple University students robbed by gunmen during a home invasion Monday night, police announced three arrests in the case. Police declined to identify the men arrested but said they're believed to be the trio who followed a 21-year-old female student from the subway station at Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue to her apartment on 18th Street near Berks about 7:30 p.m. When the student arrived at her apartment, police said, one of the three men pointed a gun at her and forced her inside.
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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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October 21, 2012 | By Joe Trinacria, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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February 26, 2010 | By Kathleen Brady Shea INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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August 14, 2000 | by Ericka Bennett, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
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