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September 18, 2015

Police: Home invaders hold gun to woman's head, tie up family dog

Police are investigating a home invasion in Northeast Philadelphia early Friday morning, 6ABC reports.

The robbery occurred after 1:00 a.m. on the 2800 block of Shipley Road.

A 33-year-old woman told police she heard a noise in the basement while waiting for her husband to come home. Three masked men had broken through the deadbolt on the basement door and tied the family dog to a pipe, police said.

They then allegedly forced the woman into the kitchen, where they pushed her to the floor, put a towel over her head and said they would shoot her if she looked at them.

According to police, one man held a gun to her head while the other two ransacked the home. They fled with $800 in cash.

"Fortunately, according to the victim, none of the three males wore gloves," Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small told 6ABC. "So Northeast Detectives is on location now processing the scene, dusting for fingerprints."

Police say the woman's two children, who were asleep inside the home at the time, were not injured.

The incident remains under investigation.