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Elderly man, wife beaten during Port Richmond home invasion

The violent burglary happened on the 200 block of East Madison Street about 1 a.m.

crime scene Philadelphia police are investigating a violent home invasion in Port Richmond.
Credit: Rikard Larma, Metro

An elderly man and his wife reportedly were beaten during a home invasion in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia early this morning.

The violent burglary happened on the 200 block of East Madison Street about 1 a.m., 6ABC Action News reports.

Two armed men kicked in the home's front door and attacked the 70-year-old man, who was asleep in his bedroom, and his 49-year-old wife, who was sleeping on a sofa in the home's lower level. The woman was able to strike one of the suspects with a large wrench.

The two suspects then fled the home. It is not known what was stolen.

Philadelphia police are investigating.

 
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