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Home invasion

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Freemansburg police responded to an alleged home invasion in the 100 block of Walnut Street around 5:30 a.m. Aug. 16.

According to police, the victims, a married couple with two children, were forcibly detained by three men who ransacked their home.

The male victim alleged while leaving for work around 4:30 a.m. he observed a blue Chevrolet Impala with a spoiler on the trunk sitting across the street with its lights on. As he made for his own car, the Impala blocked the driveway and two men exited while a third stayed inside.

Police said the men, dark-skinned Hispanics, yelled, "Cops," had pistols and were dressed in civilian clothes but had badges hanging from chains on their necks. They cuffed the man and, once in the house, zip-tied the woman's hands. The children were unharmed.

Ransacking the home, police said, the men found about $3,500 in cash and unspecified jewelry. They also found $350 in cash in one of the family cars.

Police said the men uncuffed the husband, tossed his keys back into the house and drove off.