Forcing the issue


Two men pulled off a home invasion in Grays Ferry.

The unknown males rang the bell to a residence on the 2600 block of Wharton Street at 4:37 p.m. June 17, forcing their way in when the owner opened the door, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said. The duo had him rest face-down on the floor, with one offender placing a black semi-automatic handgun to his neck while his accomplice ventured to the second floor to rummage through the rooms.

They went on to force him into a rear bedroom before fleeing toward Reed Street, taking with them cash, a Galaxy S7 cell phone, two sets of car keys, a gold ring, and three wrist watches. He described them as black, with both being 6 foot and wearing dark hoodies. The main offender donned gray jeans, while the second wore dark blue jeans.

Call South Detectives at 215–685–1635, text PPDTIP (773847) or visit