PHILADELPHIA (WTXF)-Surveillance cameras were rolling as two masked gunmen forced their way into a family's Oxford Circle home. According to police, the home invaders even turned violent when the victims fought back. Police say the victims own two businesses in the area and work 50-60 hours a week.
The incident occurred on the 6400 block of Dorcas Street just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night.
Grimilda Jimenez fought back tears as she and her family recounted the terrifying moments from a home invasion/robbery Wednesday night that was all caught on tape.
“She is not alone. They don't have no heart. They're cold. They're cowards, it’s just petty. They don't deserve to be called human,” she told FOX 29.
New high tech surveillance cameras captured the gunmen as they forced their way into the home on Dorcas Street with a Tec.9 machine pistol and another weapon.
“It’s an absolute shame. Obviously, they targeted these individuals in this case. Two women. Mother and daughter," said Northeast Detective Lt. Dennis Rosenbaum.
The gunmen were in for a surprise when the 56-year-old Grimilda and her 76-year-old mother fought back.
“Her mom is a tough one, she actually struggled with them. She grabbed through their private areas and to their throats and she struggled with them and that's when he hit her on the head with the gun,”" said the victim’s daughter-in-law Becky Jimenez.
According to police, one suspect hit the elder Jimenez in the head with the gun, leaving her with five staples and a bad bruise on her shoulder. Police say same family was targeted last Thursday and robbed in the alley behind their home.
Police say they are looking for a black male, 5’7”, thin build, black hooded sweatshirt, jeans, mask, black gun. Police describe the second suspect as a black male, 5’7” with medium build. The second suspect was wearing a grey jacket, jeans and a mask, according to police.