South Philly teen flees during home invasion, police release further information

- Philadelphia Police have released more information regarding a home invasion in South Philadelphia that left one teenager injured.

The incident occurred Friday morning at 4:28 on the 2200 block of S. 21st Street.

Officers responded to a call of a robbery in progress, home invasion and located a 15-year-old victim at the 7-Eleven at 2301 Passyunk Avenue.

The victim was taken to Methodist Hospital and treated for cuts to his bare feet.

Officers proceeded to the robbery location and the front door had been forced open. At the time of the incident, four other people were home on the second floor. No one in the home reported hearing anything and nothing appeared to be disturbed or missing.

Further investigation revealed that at 4:00 a.m. the victim was sleeping on his living room sofa and was woken up by an unknown masked male who placed a black semi-automatic handgun in his face. He demanded to know where the money was located.

The victim stated that he did not have any money, and was taken to the basement where his wrists and ankles were tied with zip ties.

There was another gunman in the basement who was also wearing a mask. Both men were wearing gloves.

The males then went upstairs and placed the alarm box under running water in the kitchen in an attempt to destroy it.

The victim was able to free himself from the zip ties and escaped through the backyard.

No arrests have been made, and police say they do not believe the suspects got away with any of the family's belongings.

The investigation is ongoing. 

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