PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia man coming home from work was ambushed at gunpoint as police need the public’s help identifying the suspects wanted in the frightening home invasion. The incident was all caught on camera.
Police say three men took part in the attack on the 2500 block of South Marshall Street around midnight on Monday in South Philadelphia. The suspects terrorized the homeowner and his family before getting away with valuables.
Police say the 50-year-old homeowner was coming home from work from a West Philadelphia beer distributor when the first gunman pops out of his hiding spot behind a car.
“At this time, we don’t know if they were lying in wait specifically for him or looking for whoever the next target is coming onto the block at the late hour of the evening,” said Philadelphia Police Capt. Sekou Kinebrew.
Police say two other suspects soon follow, put the victim in a headlock and forced him inside.
“Two of the males go up the steps and terrorize the complainant’s wife,” said Kinebrew. “By all accounts, decent hard-working person with stable employment and stable family life, so we have no reason to believe he’s involved in anything that would have brought this upon himself.”
Neighbors on the block agree.
“Everybody gets along,” said one neighbor. “We normally watch out for each other. That time of night, nobody is out, though.”
Neighbors hope these three suspects are quickly caught and locked up.
“We don’t bother anybody around here. It’s a tight neighborhood,” said John Morris.
“We’re still looking for the assailants, so we want everyone to have a heightened level of awareness,” said Kinebrew.
If you have any information on this home invasion, call police.