PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - One of the two men believed to be behind nearly a dozen home invasions and robberies of Asian-owned businesses is under arrest.
FOX 29's Dave Schratwieser reports Norman Bowen, 29, has been arrested. Police say Bowen was picked up on an unrelated charge without incident on Friday. Bowen was charged in connection with the following Home Invasions/Robberies. Bowen is charged with the following: eight (8) counts of Criminal Conspiracy, Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Theft-Unlawful Taking, and Theft-Receiving Stolen Property; seven (7) counts of Violation Uniform Firearms Act; six (6) counts of Robbery, and Recklessly Endangering Another Person; five (5) counts of False Imprisonment, Unlawful Restraint, and related offenses.
Meanwhile, Anthony Campbell, 33, is still on the loose. His family and friends now posting Facebook with comments urging Campbell to turn himself in.
Police said they used surveillance video “from several of the incidents” to identify Campbell and Bowen as the suspects, and asked for the public's help finding them.
Detectives say the 11 crimes happened between May 3 and August 1.
According to police, “In many of the incidents, the suspects break into the closed businesses where the residences are attached and tie the occupants while threatening and robbing them at gunpoint taking money, cigarettes, jewelry and electronics.”
Campbell is described as having a thin build, a bald or short shaved head with a short beard, and having two tattoos of bold text on the inside and outside of his right forearm.
If you recognize him or know where he is, you’re asked to call 215-686-TIPS (8477), text a tip to PPDTIP (773847), or click here to submit a tip anonymously. Police say all tips will be confidential.