Suspects attack Philadelphia business owner in driveway, steal $60,000: Police

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Philly business owner robbed of $60K in own driveway
One of the suspects handcuffed the victim and then pistol-whipped him.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A business owner was attacked and robbed of $60,000 in his own driveway, Philadelphia police said.

It happened on the 5000 block of Ditman Street in Frankford just after 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Police say the 33-year-old male victim had just parked his car on his driveway and was approached by three masked men.

One of the suspects had a gun and demanded money.

The victim was then handcuffed and pistol-whipped.

Police say he was struck in the head with the gun.

The victim got a briefcase from his vehicle and handed it to the suspects.

The victim told police the briefcase contained $60,000 in cash.

After being handcuffed, robbed and assaulted, the 33-year-old was able to run several blocks to a friend's house. Police were called.

"Police found him. He still had handcuffs on him. He had a laceration to his head," Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

The victim was taken to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital in stable condition.

Police are reviewing surveillance video in the area to try to get a better description of his attackers.