Judge Convicts Northeast Philadelphia Man For Role In Violent Home Invasion
By Brad Segall
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) – An 18-year-old northeast Philadelphia man has been found guilty of taking part in a violent home invasion that terrified a 77-year-old woman inside her Huntingdon Valley, Pa. home in August of last year.
A Montgomery County judge convicted Anibal Pastor of charges that included robbery, burglary, conspiracy, and aggravated assault. Pastor, along with 20-year-old Jeffrey Lopergolo broke into the house on McFadden Drive and stole jewelry, cash, and guns.
The guns have never been recovered. During the home invasion, prosecutor John Walko says they terrorized the homeowner.
“The victim relates that this was a horrific experience looking up and seeing two young men in her bedroom with masks demanding money, striking her on the head, macing her.”
Walko says they will be looking for a lengthy state sentence for Pastor. Lopergolo has already been sentenced to five to ten years. Walko says a key piece of the evidence was Pastor’s written confession which the judge ruled was given voluntarily and freely and would have been admitted had the case gone before a jury.