Monday, April 27, 2015

Cops: Teen kidnapped during home invasion

Two brazen robbers held a teenager captive briefly today after ransacking his house in Northeast Philly, police said.

Cops: Teen kidnapped during home invasion

Two brazen robbers held a teenager captive briefly today after ransacking his house in Northeast Philly, police said.

Just before 2 p.m., two armed men forced their way into a home on Ferndale Street near Greymont in Bustleton, police said. They stole an undisclosed amount of cash and grabbed a 15-year-old boy who was home at the time, forcing him into a white Subaru station wagon.

A police source said the boy's father tried to chase the burglars, but lost them in traffic as they headed toward I-95.

About an hour later, the source said, the teen contacted police, and officers picked him up on Fairmount Avenue near 23rd Street in Fairmount. He wasn't injured and told investigators that the robbers dropped him off there before speeding away, according to police.

The boy is currently being interviewed by Northeast Detectives about the ordeal. There have been no arrests in the incident.

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