By Alexandria Hoff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – One man has been arrested and charged but police are are still on the hunt for another suspect in an early-morning home invasion in Kensington.

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Authorities say one woman was kidnapped and a man and a woman were tied up during the home invasion.

Police say it happened shortly before 3 a.m. Tuesday morning at the 3100 block of F Street.

Police say three people were asleep inside of the home when two men wearing masks broke in.

One man allegedly had an knife and the other a hammer. The suspects allegedly tied up a man and a woman and kidnapped the second woman.

Authorities say the man was tied to a bed with wire, stabbed and hit and the face. A 26-year-old woman was allegedly tied to a chair with wire around her neck.

Police say the other woman was taken to Kensington and Allegheny Avenues and was forced to withdraw $100 for one of the suspects.

The victim tells Eyewitness News, “They told us they were going to kill us after they got what they wanted.”

When the woman who was kidnapped was taken back to the home, one of the victims began to yell and scream.

Authorities arrived shortly after.

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“Upon police arrival, they saw a female screaming, involved in an altercation with a male who was wearing a mask, gloves and he was armed with a hammer,” says Chief Inspector Scott Small. “When police went to apprehend this male, the male jumped into a Honda that was running. The officers did a great job they jumped into the Honda and they wrestled with the male. The male tried to accelerate and take off, one of the officers actually put his foot on the break. They wrestled with this male and take him into custody.”

The female victim says, “If it wasn’t for the police who came when they did we would’ve been dead.”

Police say the other man took off on foot but police hope that surveillance video from near the ATM will help them find him.

All three victims were taken to the hospital.

Police say the 28-year-old suspect is charged with robbery, assault, and kidnapping.



KYW’s Ian Bush contributed to this report.

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