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At Least 5 Sought After Home Invasion Targets Disabled Veteran

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PHILADELPHIA -

A disabled veteran is targeted by thugs in a home invasion. It happened overnight on the 9400 block of Ashton Street in Northeast Philadelphia.

The thieves took $200-dollars and a television.

Police say the 58-year-old former Marine was roughed up, but is expected to be OK.

"He is a disabled veteran from the Marines. He's bed-ridden. He stated just before midnight there was a knock on his door. He believed it was his neighbor when he buzzed the person in. It was five to six males who rushed him, punched him, struck him in the face several times, made him lay on his stomach and put a gun to his head," Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

"The entire apartment was ransacked," Small added. "They searched everywhere in order to steal his jewelry, his money and even his medication."

Police are searching for five or six men involved.

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