Police Investigate Northeast Philadelphia Home Invasion
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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police are searching for three armed men wanted in connection to a home invasion in the Bustleton section of Northeast Philadelphia Tuesday.
Authorities say at about 2 p.m., a suspect knocked on the door of a home in the 9300 block of Jamison Avenue and when a child answered the door, three suspects forced their way into the house.
A 27-year-old man was in the shower at the time, his wife and two children were also home. He heard the commotion and jumped out of the shower and confronted the suspects.
Police say the man was pistol whipped, but was able to wrestle the gun away from the suspects and chased them out of the house firing eight shots.
Neighbors say the homeowner chased the suspects out of his house and onto the street naked.
“The guy (homeowner) was naked, he came out naked,” said neighbor Debbie Del Buono.
Police say bullets struck neighboring homes, but it is unknown if the suspects were wounded.
Police say the suspects, described as black males between 20 and 30 years of age, fled the scene on foot, leaving behind their vehicle.
The home owner suffered minor injuries.
Anyone with information is urged to contact police.