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Elderly man pistol whipped in SW Phila. speakeasy robbery

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Police are searching for the armed bandits who pistol whipped and robbed an elderly man Thursday morning in Southwest Philadelphia.

The suspects stormed a home in the 5900 block of Springfield Avenue.

Police say, a 74-year-old man was robbed and pistol whipped.

The victim sustained a head injury and is in stable condition

Officials say, a speak easy was being run inside the home, a place where alcohol is sold illegally.

The robbers fled with $2,000.

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