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October 13, 2015

Man pistol-whipped, shot, robbed in Fern Rock home invasion

A man was hospitalized early Tuesday morning after police say two suspects attacked him as he was returning home, CBSPhilly reports.

The incident occurred shortly after 12:30 a.m. on the 5900 block of N. 12th St. in Fern Rock.

According to authorities, two males with masks and guns approached the 28-year-old male victim from behind as he was returning home with takeout food. Police say the suspects forced him into the first-floor apartment, ransacked the house and took a Rolex watch from the victim.

They then shot the man in the leg and pistol-whipped him before leaving the scene in a dark-colored vehicle, police say. The victim was taken to Einstein Medical Center, where he is in stable condition.

The man's 27-year-old girlfriend, who was inside the apartment, was not harmed.

The incident remains under investigation.