Violent home invasion leads to baseball bat beating, robbery

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A home robbery at the hands of three suspects, one who was a supposed friend of the victim, has left a Philadelphia resident recovering from violent baseball bat-inflicted injuries.

The early Friday morning attack on the 1800 block of Cambria Street in Kensington took place inside the home of a 41-year-old resident after he invited in a woman whom he thought was his friend, NBC reported.

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Police told ABC that, as the resident and woman were in the home, two men burst in and announced a robbery. One was armed with a gun, and the other had a baseball bat, which the suspects used to repeatedly beat the victim in the head and face.

“To his surprise, the female that he was with started scratching him in the face, and that’s when he realized that the female obviously had something to do with this,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said to NBC. “It’s pretty obvious that the female set up this … victim.”

The suspects ransacked the home before fleeing with cash and electronics, investigators told NBC.

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The victim was taken to Temple University Hospital where he was treated for his face and head injuries, according to ABC, which added that police are working to develop descriptions of the three suspects.

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