- Men wearing masks tied up his family as their young children watched on, as crime continues to plague Philadelphia
- The homeowner, who runs a business out of his residence, was speaking with one of his employees outside the home when a black Acura drove up
- At that point, four men – unidentified but described as Hispanic – got out of the car and held him at gunpoint, demanding he get inside
Video shows a Philadelphia family being tied up and held a gunpoint by a group of men wearing masks as their young children watched on, as crime continues to plague the city.
The incident took place in the morning hours of November 6 in northern Philadelphia’s East Oak Lane neighborhood.
The homeowner, who runs a business out of his residence, was speaking with one of his employees outside the home when a black Acura drove up.
At that point, four men – unidentified but described as Hispanic – got out of the car and held him at gunpoint, demanding he get inside.
Authorities claim that once he got inside, the men tied up and assaulted him, his family and his employee, with video showing a small child watching on.
A safe, guns and jewelry were taken from the home before they fled westbound on 66th Avenue.
Despite the assault, no major injuries were reported.
No arrests have been made and police have asked anyone with information to contact them.
Philadelphia has been plagued by crime in recent months – with relentless reports of robbery and looting.
Shocking footage out of the City of Brotherly Love showed Fine Wine And Good Spirits smashed apart in a September flash rob mob crime.
The brutes made off with the safe and raided the lottery machine on a night when liquor stores were shut down by the authorities.
Police said they made at least 52 arrests. Burglary, theft and other counts were filed against at least 30 people, all but three of them adults, according to Jane Roh, spokesperson for the Philadelphia district attorney’s office.
Philadelphia residents denounced a recent spate of violent crime that has saw than 750 people shot since the end of May, as a series of high profile incidents have rocked the crime-ridden city.
Philadelphia’s newly elected mayor will have her work cut out for her in the crime-ridden city.
The city voted in a Democrat Mayor who vowed to crackdown on crime in the troubled city by backing stop-and-frisk tactics.
Cherelle Parker, 51, was elected last night in a landslide vote to become the city’s 100th mayor, and the first female mayor, having held office at state and local level.
Parker emerged from a crowded field in the May party primary as the only leading Black candidate, and was heavily favored over Republican David Oh in the Democratic stronghold city.
She is also the first Black woman to hold the post after building her campaign on a promise to make Philadelphia the ‘safest, cleanest, greenest big city’ in the nation.
Parker has also been outspoken in her support for law enforcement more than other Democrats in the City of Brotherly Love, which includes wanting to bring in the use stop-and-frisk for officers.