The and Plymouth Community Ambulance Company responded to a report of shots fired at Stanbridge and Jackson streets at approximately 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday. Once on the scene, officers began investigating what turned out to be a home invasion robbery.
According to , two black males approached the victim as he was leaving his Stanbridge Street home and forced him back into the residence. The suspects allegedly hit him in the leg with a metal pipe and used an extension cord to tied him up.
The suspects allegedly stole two gold chains and a small amount of cash before escaping. The victim was reportedly not seriously injured and seen walking out of his home on his own power, though he was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital.
A neighbor who did not identify herself expressed concern over the midday crime on the usually quiet street.
"We've got old people that live on this block alone," the neighbor said. "I guess I'd better keep my head up because I live by myself, but I've got a big old dog. At night time, if I've got to go somewhere, he's usually with me."
"I hate to hear about stuff like this happening," she said. "I guess it's a sign of the times."
The Norristown Police Department is asking anyone with information about this incident to call them at 610-270-0977.
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