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August 08, 2016

Police seeking suspects in 11 home invasions at Asian-owned businesses

Police Home Invasions
asian home invasion Courtesy of the Philadelphia Police /for PhillyVoice

Philadelphia police are seeking help from the public to identify these two men for their suspected involvement in 11 home invasion robberies.

City police are seeking help from the public in identifying two men sought for their suspected involvement in 11 home invasions targeting Asian businesspeople in Northwest and Southwest Philadelphia. 

From May 3 to Aug. 1, the suspects broke into homes attached to businesses that had closed for the night, police said. In many cases, victims were tied up and threatened at gunpoint. 

Police said the men have stolen money, cigarettes, jewelry and electronics during the home invasion robberies. 

Video taken from several of the robberies can be seen here:

According to police, incidents were reported: 

  • May 3 on the 100 block of East Duncannon Ave.
  • May 4 on the 5300 block of Pine St. 
  • June 6 on the 6200 block of Pine St.
  • June 9 on the 1000 block of West Ruscomb St.  
  • June 29 on the 4200 block of Lancaster Ave. 
  • July 14 on the 2900 block of West Allegheny Ave. 
  • July 20 on the 5100 block of North 5th St.
  • July 28 on the 6000 block of Master St. 
  • July 30 on the 6000 block of Lansdowne Ave. 
  • July 31 on the 6000 of Market St. 
  • August 1 on the 700 block of 52nd St.
According to police, the suspects in all of the incidents were described as two black males. One of the men, police said, has a thin build and a bald or short-shaved head with a short beard and two tattoos of bold text on the inside and outside of his right forearm. The second wanted man, police said, has a heavy build and facial hair, as well as numerous tattoos on both arms as well as his neck.

Police are asking anyone who may have information to contact 911 immediately. If you'd like to submit a tip anonymously, you can contact police at (215) 686-8477 or text a tip to 773847.

Also, tips can be sent anonymously to police here.