Brothers arraigned on Broomall home invasion

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Two brothers were arraigned today on robbery and assault charges after a Delaware County home invasion.

Two brothers were arraigned today on robbery and assault charges after a Delaware County home invasion.

Police say Jamain and Sterling Wallace broke into a house on Old Cedar Grove Road in Broomall on Monday afternoon.

"It is brazen. We have a very safe community. Our crime rate is low. It's a relatively safe area so this upsets people," Marple Township Police Chief Tom Murray said.

It was in the middle of the day around 1:00 p.m. when there was a knock at the door.

"The 17-year-old answered the door, they forced their way in, smacked him in the head with a weapon. He screams. Mom is alerted and she comes running," Murray said.

The teen was struck with a pistol.

Police say the intruders ordered the teen and his mom upstairs at gunpoint and then ransacked the room until they found a safe full of money and jewelry.

"They force mom to open the safe, they take proceeds from safe which was a large sum of money," Murray said.

The men then tied the mom and her son up using an extension cord and clothing before taking off.

It turns out one of the victims got a good description of the getaway car and was able to call police.

Minutes later, an officer spotted the vehicle nearby and performed a traffic stop.

The suspects fled on foot and police gave chase. One of the men tried to hide under a deck.

In the end, police arrested the Wallace brothers, along with a juvenile.

The Wallaces are each being held on $500,000 bail.

Police are still looking for a fourth suspect.

Investigators say the victims are an Asian family who own a bar that produces a lot of money, and they believe the family was targeted.

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