Police: Thieves steal $39,000 in Nicetown-Tioga home invasion

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Philadelphia police are investigating a home invasion in Nicetown-Tioga that saw thieves steal close to $40,000.

It happened just before 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 1800 block of West Tioga Street.

Police say a woman, who had just received a sizeable monetary settlement, let word slip to others that she had money.

Police say not that long after the conversation, two armed men, at least one wearing a mask, followed her to the home and robbed her.

The thieves reportedly stole approximately $39,000.

The suspects fled on foot west on Tioga Street.

There is no description of the suspects at this time.

No injuries were reported.

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