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Hatboro Police Seek Two Suspects in Home Invasion

Police say alleged robbers pistol-whipped homeowner

Hatboro Police are seeking two black males in connection with an early morning armed robbery in the 100 block of East Moreland Avenue. 

Police said the suspects produced a handgun and fired several shots during the altercation with the 32-year-old victim, who was home alone during the invasion. Police said the alleged robbers confronted the victim on the second floor and demanded money and other goods. The victim struggled with the two assailants and during the struggle one of the men produced a handgun and fired several shots. No one was hit by the gunfire. 

The alleged burglars were said to have then pistol-whipped the victim with the handgun, as well as a crowbar. 

The victim, who police did not name, was transported to Abington Memorial Hospital following the 2:24 a.m. robbery and is listed in stable condition.

Police said they believe the suspects specifically targeted the victim and that the incident was isolated. 

The first suspect was described as follows: A black male, in his mid-20s, 5’10” tall, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt or jacket with the hood up and a face mask with white coloring on the front. This subject was armed with a black handgun. 

The second suspect was described as follows: A black male, early to mid 20s, wearing a dark-colored knit ski-mask with eye and mouth holes, possibly wearing a hooded sweatshirt. This subject was armed with a crow bar that was recovered at the scene. 

Police said the suspects fled the house and made off with a small to medium sized fire safe. One subject is believed to have fled the area on foot south on South New Street, while the other subject fled in an unknown type of vehicle. 

A canine unit from Upper Moreland and officers from Horsham Police Department assisted Hatboro Police on the scene.

Anyone with information related to the robbery should call Hatboro Police at 215-675-2832

peter smith March 26, 2011 at 02:05 PM
will they be ever caught?
Mom2three March 26, 2011 at 04:41 PM
What block did it happen on?
Theresa Katalinas March 26, 2011 at 05:10 PM
The 100 block.
HarleyGirl04 March 30, 2011 at 11:11 PM
I Agree with Nancy...Hatboro Police are WONDERFUL to say the least and they don't rest until they get their man. However I want to know why no one picked up on the fact that the PERPS had ski masks on but yet they're giving an approximate age ???????...How can you tell by their eyes how old they MIGHT be....Something stinks in this story....No fault of the Police but more by the victim....Did he have a drug deal gone bad and he KNOWS who they are ???
ColeyReich April 04, 2011 at 08:12 PM
I'm all for the Hatboro Police but they are still a small town police force, and therefore do NOT ALWAYS get their man....my parents were robbed last year and the perp has still not been caught...! I'm just saying...

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