Man hospitalized after violent Ripka St. home invasion

A Roxborough man is in stable condition after a violent early morning home invasion.

At approximately 12:22 a.m. on Tuesday morning, police said that four black males armed with guns entered a home on the 300 block of Ripka St. in Roxborough.

The suspects demanded money, and pistol-whipped the man. The suspects took the victim’s wallet and cell phone, but police reported that there were no injuries to the two other family members present in the home at the time.

The 50-year-old victim was transported to Roxborough Memorial Hospital with an injury to his head. No motive for the crime was provided.

This home invasion mimics a similar incident that occurred earlier this year.

On Tuesday, Jan. 22, between the hours of 10:45 a.m and 11:30 a.m., a resident of the 300 block of Ripka St. awoke to find two suspects binding her hands with a scarf.

The suspects, who were alleged to be two black males of unknown age, then placed a blanket over the victim’s head. The suspects then took miscellaneous jewelry and a Glock handgun, an M4 Bushmaster rifle, and a Mossberg shotgun, totaling $7,200 in value.

After a verbal exchange with the victim, who police did not identify, the suspects fled the house in an unknown direction.

Police did not indicate a connection between the two incidents.

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