February 22, 2016
A man was struck in the face with a baseball bat and hit with the butt of a handgun when three people ransacked his Fishtown home early Friday morning, Philadelphia police said.
The incident began at about 1:25 a.m. when a 41-year-man heard a knock on the door of his home on the 1800 block of Cambria Street., police said.
Upon answering the door, police said, the man was met by a woman – described as a Hispanic woman, with black hair, and wearing a black jacket with fur – who asked to use his phone.
The male victim let the woman into his home and, a short time later, according to law enforcement officials, two men forced the front door of the home open.
The men can be see approaching the home on surveillance video.
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After breaking into the home, one of the men – described by police as hispanic, standing about 5 feet 6 inches tall and wearing a black jacket, gray hooded sweatshirt, and black pants – wielded a baseball bat and struck the male victim in the face, police said.
The second man – also a hispanic male – was armed with a handgun, police said, and he struck the victim on the back and side of his head.
Before the victim was able to fight them off, police said the three individuals stole Wii and Playstation 3 video consoles, as well as approximately $1000 from a water jug located in the living room.
Police said the three suspects fled in separate directions. The assailant armed with the baseball bat was last seen running south on the 2800 block of Jasper Street and the gunman was last seen headed north on the 2900 block of Jasper Street where he entered a vehicle, police said.
Surveillance video shows the suspects operating a red pickup truck with the word "Drywall" printed on the tailgate, police said.
Anyone with information about this incident or this suspect is urged to call Philadelphia police at 215-686-8477 or text a tip to 773847.
Also, tips can be sent anonymously to police here.