Police rescue women during home invasion in SW Philadelphia

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Philadelphia Police saved the day after neighbors heard a commotion and voices they didn?t recognize coming from their neighbor?s house in Southwest Philadelphia. (WPVI)

Police rescued two women during a violent home invasion in Southwest Philadelphia.

They say thankfully neighbors heard screams and called 911 and officers were able to save the women.

Three men allegedly broke into a home before 2 a.m. Friday on the 2100 block of South 66th Street.

Police say those men demanded money and tied up the women with speaker wire.

Officers arrived and through the window they saw at least one man with a mask.

Once the officers got into the home, they rescued the women in their 60's, and arrested the three intruders.

Some were even hiding under the bed.

The suspects, two armed with guns and the other with a knife, ransacked the home.

One of the women told police she was in the kitchen, and one of the suspects put a knife to her throat and demanded to know where the money was.

She was having trouble communicating. Both women are Vietnamese and speak little English. The suspects then took her upstairs, and began punching her, and threatened to kill her. They even tied a rope around her neck, police say.

Police found guns, jewelry and cash in the pockets of the suspects.

Police say there have been a string of home invasions targeting Asian business owners, but these women do not own a business.

A younger man who lives in the home works at a restaurant, but he was not home during the break-in.

Police are trying to determine if there is a connection.

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