VIDEO: Suspects sought in brutal North Philadelphia home invasion

Philadelphia police are seeking the public’s help identifying three suspects in a brutal home invasion in North Philadelphia on Aug. 22.

Police this morning posted to YouTube surveillance video that shows the men approaching the victims’ home. All three were dressed in bright green shirts and red hats.

The men reportedly stormed the home after convincing the 64-year-old homeowner they were with the Philadelphia Water Department and there to look into a water problem. One of them was armed with a handgun, police said.

The crime happened about 3 p.m. on the 400 block of West Sedgley Avenue.

The suspects tied up the victims and repeatedly pistol-whipped them. The homeowner’s 54-year-old girlfriend sustained a fractured orbital bone and head injury in the attack, police said.

The suspects stole $250, a television and  a cell phone.

Police describe all three suspects as black males.

The gun-toting suspect is 5 feet 10 inches tall, 240 to 250 pounds, 30 to 40 years old and of a dark complexion, police said. A second suspect is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall and about 180 pounds.

Police ask anyone with information about the three men to contact East Detectives Division at 215-686-3243/3244, call 215-686-TIPS (8477), or text a tip to PPD TIP (773847).


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

'Five Star': A coming-of-age story about Brooklyn's gang…

'Five Star' tells a coming-of-age story about Brooklyn's gang culture at the Tribeca Film Festival.

National

New statue of Penn State's Paterno set for…

By David DeKokHARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Fundraising for a new statue depicting Joe Paterno "as the man he was and not Joe the football coach"…

Local

NYPD detective shoots partner: DA

A New York City Police detective was arrested early Thursday and charged with driving under the influence while on the clock.

Local

Judge strikes down NY limits on donations to…

A federal judge on Thursday reluctantly struck down New York's limits on donations to independent political action committees as unconstitutional, potentially ushering in a new…

Music

Championship of Collegiate a Cappella: Students who are…

Tickets to this Saturday’s International Championship of Collegiate a Cappella reportedly sold out within 11 hours of going on sale.

Music

M.I.A. talks 'Matangi,' divinity, spontaneity and holograms

"There’s pressure for me to become a theatrical production like 'Glee,' or something" says M.I.A., "It’s like, 'the pressure’s on, bitches.'"

Movies

Tribeca: 'Goodbye to All That' star Paul Schneider…

Paul Schneider talks about his new film "Goodbye to All That," not acting too much and how he'd rather indulge in simple pleasures than play the scene.

The Word

Taylor Swift battles paparazzi daily at Tribeca penthouse

We're entranced by these photos of poor Taylor Swift leaving her Tribeca apartment.

NHL

Rangers unlikely to change lineup, Steve Mason in…

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault wouldn't say much, but don't expect any lineup changes.

NBA

Jason Collins named to Time's 100 Most Influential…

Jason Collins was named to the list after coming out as the first openly gay player to appear in an NBA game.

NBA

Nets excited for Brooklyn fans to bring the…

Kevin Garnett has definitely used profanity while trash talking or in practices, but never to describe an entire borough.

NHL

Rangers turn up shot blocking in Game 3…

Game 3 of the Rangers-Flyers opneing round series was not a return to John Tortorella hockey.

Parenting

New study: Inside the wage gap between boys…

According to a new study, there's a wage gap between boys and girls, with boys earning more allowance for less chores.

Tech

From Apple TV to Fire TV, big changes…

Apple is set to launch a new generation of it's Apple TV, which grossed over $1 billion in 2013. But competition from Amazon and Google looms.

Style

Katy Perry releases a new Claire’s collection

Katy Perry expands her empire by releasing an accessories collection at Claire's.

Style

MAC & Proenza Schouler collection unveiled

MAC Cosmetics is releasing a new collection with Proenza Schouler.