October 08, 2016
A woman managed to escape after robbers broke into her Philadelphia home, tied her up and ordered her outside, according to authorities.
Police released surveillance video Friday of the home invasion that occurred on the 5600 block of Woodbine Avenue near the Saint Joseph's University campus early Wednesday morning.
The two male suspects entered the home around 5 a.m. and went into one of the female residents' basement bedrooms, tied her wrists with zip ties and placed duct tape over her mouth, police said.
The men took her purse, car keys, iPhone and iPad, and then ordered the woman to go outside, police said.
The woman was able to flee, police said, and the suspects drove away in her 2006 Hyundai Sonata.
Video of the incident can be viewed below.
Police described the suspects as follows:
• Suspect #1: Black male 5’6” to 5’7”, 140 pounds, wearing a black hoodie, a black mask and latex gloves. Armed with a silver and black handgun as well as a large hunting knife.
• Suspect #2: Black male, 5’7” to 5’8”, average build, wearing dark clothing and latex gloves.
Police ask that if you see the suspects, do not approach them and instead call 911.
Anyone with information on the crime or suspects is asked to call the Southwest Detective Division at 215-686-3183/3184 or the Philadelphia Police Department tip line at 215-686-8477.
Tips can also be submitted by texting 773847 or by submitting an online form. All tips will remain anonymous.