Police: Facebook post may have prompted Philadelphia-area robbery

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- Police say a social media post about inheritance may have led three armed suspects to break into a home in the Somerton section of Philadelphia.

Investigators say one of the victims recently posted to his Facebook and Instagram accounts that he had just inherited expensive jewelry.

Authorities say the three masked men broke into an apartment on the unit block of Brookshire Terrace around 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

Police say they stole jewelry and cell phones from the three men who were inside.

There's no word yet on whether any cash was taken.

Police tell Action News that the males fled in a hurry and left two handguns inside of the apartment.

The victims' phones were found on the sidewalk outside.

A witness told police that the men jumped into a car with a Colorado license plate and sped off.

The victims' neighbor Anthony Montico tells Action News he heard the sound of glass breaking. He went into his safe and got his handgun.

It's not known if the neighbor scared the males away.

"I saw two gentlemen running from an upstairs floor. They apparently jumped out of the second floor window after they held up a bunch of kids or something in the house. After that happened, I tried to chase them down. They ran so fast," Montico said.

Police in Southampton found a car matching the description of the suspects' vehicle.

At this time, police do not know for sure if that vehicle was involved in the home invasion.

Despite earlier reports, police now say no one was taken into custody.

The search continues for the three suspects.
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