Home invasion victims fight back

January 6, 2009 3:45:31 PM PST
A Delaware County family was attacked and robbed while they were inside of their own home.But police were able to nab the suspects after one of the victims fought back.

It happpened in Collingdale at around 10:00 a.m. Tuesday.

Ben George was pistol-whipped by one of the two men who rushed into his home in the 800 block of North Street. His wife, one-year-old baby and Uncle Chris were inside.

"They forced me on the ground, forced her on the ground. They were bouncing around saying 'We're going to kill you.' That's all they kept saying, 'We're going to kill you," Chris George said.

"At that moment my uncle grabbed the one guy and threw him on the ground," said Ben George. "When he was doing that I ran outside for help, then the guy came from upstairs and fired a shot at me through the doorway."

During the chaos, Chris George retrieved his gun from the basement and also fired a shot. The suspects fled in a vehicle which then crashed a short distance away.

"Police cars responded to the area and flooded the area," said Chief Robert Adams of the Collingdale Police Department. "They were eventually both taken into custody and a gun was recovered and a large quantity of narcotics as well."

Adams said the narcotics were prescription drugs. The two men arrested are Moises Torres of Thayer Street in Philadephia and Ariel Caraballo of Front Street in Philadelphia.

They face a long list of charges including attempted homicide, aggravated assault, terroristic threats and burglary.

During the time police were looking for the men two schools, St. Joseph's and Harris Elementary were locked down for about an hour and a half.

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