PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police are searching for three men who broke into an Overbrook home, tied up a woman, and got away with cash. Thankfully, no one was hurt but the neighborhood is concerned as police continue to search for the robbers.
“It’s really crazy how these types of things are happening to people,” one neighbor said.
A home invasion in West Philly has neighbors on edge — so much so that they didn’t want to show their faces on camera.
According to police, an elderly woman called 911 just after 3 p.m. Monday to report a robbery after she opened her front door to three men on the 5400 block of West Montgomery Avenue.
“Three males forced their way in. One of them — at least one of them — had a gun, they asked her where the money was,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said.
That’s when police say the men made their way to the second floor and kicked in a locked bedroom door where the woman’s 20-year-old granddaughter was staying.
“The perpetrators tied up and blindfolded the 20-year-old female. They stole an undetermined amount of cash and then they fled from the location in an unknown direction,” Small said.
Police could not confirm whether the home invasion was targeted, but as detectives continue to investigate, residents are on high alert.
“Looking around like wherever I go, just making sure I’m being careful,” one resident said.
Police are looking for any nearby surveillance video in the area.
If you have any information that could help the investigation, police are asking you to give them a call.