Elderly woman assaulted and robbed at gunpoint in her East Falls home

One of the most secluded streets in Northwest Philadelphia experienced a startling crime earlier this week.

On Monday, Jan. 28 at 4:40 p.m., a resident of the 4000 block of Apalogen Rd. was robbed at gunpoint inside her East Falls home. The victim, described in police reports as being a 70-year-old female, came home from work that afternoon, followed by two suspects armed with handguns.

The offenders, described as being two black males in their twenties, entered the house through the unlocked door, pulled out black handguns, and asked, “Where’s the money?”

When the victim responded that neither she nor her husband had any money, she was hit in the head with a gun by one of the suspects. The suspects then ushered the victim and her husband to their bedroom and took a wallet containing $600 dollars in cash, ID and a bank card from the pants of the victim’s husband.

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The first suspect is described as being a tall black man with light complexion in his twenties, wearing blue uniform-style pants and shirt, and a face mask.

The second suspect is described as being a short black male with light complexion in his twenties, wearing similar clothing and a face mask.

While police are indicating that this was a targeted robbery, they recommend that residents lock their doors and remain aware of their surroundings.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call 911, the Northwest Detective Division at 215-686-3353, or the tips line at 215-686-8477 (TIPS). Tips can also be texted to PPD TIP (773847) or submitted via the department’s website, www.phillypolice.com.

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