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Man pistol-whipped during Olney home invasion

Police said two gunmen broke into a home on the 300 block of East Gale Street in Olney, pistol-whipping one man in the head during a violent home invasion.

crime scene File photo. (Credit: Rikard Larma/Metro)

A man was hospitalized early Thursday morning after he was pistol-whipped during a home invasion in Olney.

Police said two gunmen around 3 a.m. broke through the rear door of a home on the 300 block of East Gale Street.

Two men were home at the time.

The suspects allegedly struck one of the men, 40, in the head with a gun.

The gunmen made off with jewelry and an undisclosed amount of cash, according to investigators.

The victim who was pistol-whipped was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he received two stitches to close a head wound.

He was in stable condition Thursday morning.

No arrests have yet been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911, or to submit an anonymous tip by dialing 215-686-TIPS (8477), texting PPD TIP (773847), emailing tips@phillypolice.com or by filling out this online form.

 
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