Students bound, robbed in off-campus home invasion

Authorities say two men brandishing silver handguns bound and robbed several Temple University students during a home invasion in their off-campus residence.

Police say two men wearing hooded sweatshirts and bandanas on their face followed a 20-year-old student into his residence near the university’s north Philadelphia campus at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Officials said at least six occupants were bound with zip-ties. A 20-year-old student who was pistol-whipped was treated at a hospital for a cut and bruises.

Authorities say the two men made off with cellphones and a safe, the contents of which were not disclosed.

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Temple University sent an alert out to students Sunday night about robbery. The school said Monday that the preliminary police investigation indicates that “this likely was not a random act.”

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