philadelphia crime scene Police are investigating a home invasion in North Philadelphia Thursday in which a man and woman were tied up and pistol-whipped.
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A group of up to four men, dressed as utility workers, tricked their way into a North Philadelphia home Thursday afternoon by convincing the 64-year-old homeowner there was a problem with the water, then beat and robbed the man and his girlfriend.

The suspects tied up and repeatedly pistol-whipped the victims., NBC10 reports.

The crime happened on the 400 block of West Sedgley Avenue.


The suspects -- three, maybe four, men -- were wearing green uniforms. They fled with about $300, two cell phones and the monitor from the home's security surveillance cameras.

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