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Home robbery in Vandergrift under investigation

posted Apr 26, 2017, 4:17 AM by Joseph Gray   [ updated Apr 26, 2017, 4:18 AM ]


Vandergrift police are investigating a home invasion reported late Tuesday.

Police said a man and woman were watching TV at about 10:45 p.m. in their side of a duplex in the 100 block of Washington Avenue. Someone knocked on the door, and when the resident started opening the door, three men burst inside — two armed — and demanded money.

They got about $110, authorities said, but didn't assault them before leaving.

At some point the same night, the three men entered the other side of the duplex, but nothing was missing when the occupant returned home, police Chief Joe Caporali said. It's unclear which side of the duplex they went to first, the chief said, or if the robbers had gone the wrong address, Caporali said.

Witnesses told police all three were black and wore hooded sweatshirts, either blue or dark colored, and sweatpants.

One was 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and had his face partially covered.

Another has his hoodie pulled back to show he was bald or had his head shaven. He was about 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall.

No further description was given on the third suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 724-568-5507.

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4711 , cbiedka@tribweb.com or on Twitter @ChuckBiedka

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