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Arrests in Temple home invasion

Temple University home invasion suspects. On March 4, 2013 at 7:30pm as she entered her residence, a female complainant was approached by a male armed with a revolver and forced in to the house. While in the residence, the female and her three roommates were bound with duct tape and robbed by the male along with two accomplices. They took mobile phones, cash and computers. The offenders fled the residence in an unknown direction.
Temple University home invasion suspects. On March 4, 2013 at 7:30pm as she entered her residence, a female complainant was approached by a male armed with a revolver and forced in to the house. While in the residence, the female and her three roommates were bound with duct tape and robbed by the male along with two accomplices. They took mobile phones, cash and computers. The offenders fled the residence in an unknown direction.

Police have arrested two men and are seeking a third in Monday’s home-invasion robbery of four Temple students in their North Philadelphia apartment just a few blocks off campus.

Officer Christine O’Brien, a police spokeswoman, declined to release the suspects’ names, saying they’re still being processed.

Capt. Roland Lee, commander of the police district headquartered nearby, couldn’t be reached this morning. But yesterday, Lee said detectives are investigating whether Monday’s robbery is related to other unsolved robberies nearby.

In Monday’s attack, three armed men followed a female student to her apartment at 18th and Berks streets about 7:30 p.m., forced their way in, tied her and her roommates up with duct tape and stole laptops, cellphones and cash.

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  • Robbery near Temple not isolated?
  • Police captured surveillance video of the suspects, as seen below.

    Check back for details on this story as they develop.

    Dana DiFilippo Daily News Staff Writer
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