Teen arrested in St. Joe's student's home invasion

- There is now one arrest, a week after a home invasion robbery involving a St. Joseph’s University student.

Philadelphia police announced Dahmir Heyward, 17, was one of two people seen on surveillance video “trying windows and doors around the house” in the 5600 block of Woodbine Avenue in Overbrook.

That happened just after 5am last Wednesday, Oct. 5.

Police say the attackers “entered the house and woke one of the female residents in her basement bedroom. The suspects tied her wrists with zip ties and placed duct tape over her mouth,” and got away with her purse, car keys, iPhone and iPad.

Then, they ordered her to the back of the house, where she was able to escape, but they took her 2006 Hyundai Sonata.

Just after 10pm this Wednesday, officers responded to a radio call for a report of a theft in the 5800 block of Woodcrest Avenue. They were told the suspect was black with a light complexion and was sitting on a bicycle previously taken during a burglary on that block.

They found Heyward, took him in further investigation, and learned he was also a suspect from the home invasion.

Heyward is charged with robbery, burglary and related offenses.

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