Family tied up during home invasion in Somerton

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Police are looking for the bandits who tied up a family of three during a home invasion in Philadelphia's Somerton neighborhood. (WPVI)

Police are looking for the bandits who tied up a family of three during a home invasion in Philadelphia's Somerton neighborhood.

The incident occurred around 1 a.m. Friday on the 14000 block of Faraday Street.

The victims said they do not want to be identified after the terrifying event.

The husband said, "They clasped my hands with the bands, and tied my hands, and my wife's hands. And, they asked where the money is? Then in the meantime they brought my son in. We were laying on the bed, they laid my son across the bed. One of them said to the other, this isn't the house man."

Police say the suspects broke into the home through a sliding glass door while the family was sleeping.



Once inside, police say, the suspects tied up a couple in their 60's and their 37-year-old son.

The suspects then ransacked the house and repeatedly asked the family where the money was.

"When they brought my son in I really thought they were going to kill us. Because it was just the two of us and when they brought him in, I thought it was just the end of it," said the wife.

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Police are looking for the bandits who tied up a family of three during a home invasion in Philadelphia's Somerton neighborhood.



They did get a small $40 from the son's wallet before taking off.

The victims say the suspects wore masks and gloves, and one of them was armed with a gun. The family says the gun was covered with a handkerchief and pointed at them.

No one was seriously hurt.

The family cat got loose during the incident, but fortunately she was found later in the day.

The residents told Action News that the neighborhood is incredibly safe, and many police officers live here.

One neighbor said, referring to all the law enforcement, "They are not really happy about this today."

The victims were able to give a vague description of one of the suspects. He is described as in his early 20's, 6'2" tall, thin build, and about 180 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northeast Detectives or call 911.
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