Philadelphia Police reported that on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 7:15 pm, a 62 year-old male was inside his home on the 42xx block of Palmetto Street when he heard a knock at his door. When he opened the door, 4 unknown masked Hispanic males rushed inside his property. One of the intruders was armed with a handgun and a second one was armed with a shotgun.
The intruders asked the victim, in Spanish, where is the money. The victim was then forced to the basement by the 2 armed suspects where he was struck in the head several times with the butt of the shotgun until giving the suspects money. The victim was then brought back to the living room. The suspects then went upstairs where they confronted a 54 year-old male, striking him in the head with a handgun, asking where is the money.
After giving the suspects money, all four suspects fled on foot in an unknown direction. The victims were transported to Temple where victim #1 was treated for a laceration to his left check and victim #2 was treated for a minor bruise to the back of his head.
If you see these suspects, police ask that do not approach them, but contact 911 immediately.
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If you have any information about this crime or these suspects, contact East Detective Division at 215-686-3243/3244 and ask for Det. Lindsey #9073.