Xbox removed from nephew’s room at gun point, police say

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Credit: Rikard Larma, Metro

A 37-year-old man was ordered at gunpoint earlier this morning to unplug and surrender his nephew’s Xbox video game system, police said.

The man and a friend were approached around 2:30 a.m. by a group of teens as they entered the man’s home on the 2300 block of Edgley Street in North Philadelphia, one of which flashed a possible hand gun, police said.

The two men were forced inside the house and forced to help to the group search for valuables.

Other than the Xbox, and about 200 of its games, $180, three cell phones and an internet modem were also taken.

The group members fled in an unknown direction. No injuries were reported.

While four of the five were described as teenagers with hooded sweatshirts pulled over their heads, the fifth, who carried the suspected firearms, is estimated to be in his early 20s. He is also described as standing between 5’9 and 5’10, with a medium complexion and thin build. He also had a mustache and light beard, police said.

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