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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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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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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
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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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March 14, 2013 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two men were arrested Tuesday and a third remains on the loose in a June 29 home-invasion slaying in Coatesville, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced. Marquis Rayner, 23, and Camren Horne, 20, were picked up in an early-morning raid, Hogan said in a statement. Dominique M. Lee, 20, is still at large. Murder charges have been filed against all three in the killing of Dominique Williams, 20. Police said three men, two of them armed, entered a house on Merchant Street wearing black T-shirts around their heads.
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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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