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Police: 2 men, posed as PGW workers, assault and rob homeowner for thousands

November 17, 2018 - 10:17 pm
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By: Kevin Wright

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Police say they are searching for two men after they assaulted and robbed a homeowner, posed as PGW workers, in the Wissinoming neighborhood.

According to authorities at around 2 p.m. Saturday two men dressed as PGW workers told a 52-year-old homeowner that they need to check his basement due to an area gas leak.

The homeowner, police say, agreed to let them in and showed them the basement.

Investigators say one of the suspects convinced the homeowner to enter the basement where the other suspect was waiting with a handgun.

The two men then proceeded to tie up the man and began to demand money from him, according to authorities.

Police say the suspects preceded hit the homeowner with a gun in the head and repeatedly kicked him in the head.

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About 25 minutes later, the homeowner’s fiancé opened the front door and the suspects attempted to grab her, but the 41-year-old woman was able to get away, police say.

Authorities tell KYW Newsradio that the suspects fled the scene with several thousand dollars’ worth of cash and jewelry in a blue Infiniti sedan with tinted windows.

The first suspect is described as a Hispanic male, between 25-35, standing 5'9", weighing approximately 175-180lbs., with a medium build, very light skinned, wearing a navy blue uniform, black boots, and armed with black semi-automatic handgun.

The second suspect is also described as a Hispanic male, between 25-35, standing 5'9", with a medium build, medium skinned, and also wearing a navy blue uniform.

Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is urged to contact police.