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Teen 'hog-tied' in Pa. home robbery

July 01, 2006|by DON AINES

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Borough police were investigating a home robbery Thursday in which a 13-year-old boy was "hog-tied," and guns, knives and coins were stolen.

Waynesboro Police Chief Ray Shultz said Friday that the robbery in the 200 block of Hawbaker Avenue was called in at 1:46 p.m., but began before that time. The boy told police he was lying on the living room sofa when two other youths ran through the open front door and one of them put a knife to his throat and asked where the guns and valuables were in the house.

The boy told police one of the youths cut the telephone line, and the other threw him against the wall and tied his hands behind his back. He then was taken to an upstairs bedroom, where he was hog-tied on the bed, police said.

The youths then broke the lock on a gun cabinet and stole several hunting knives, about $300 worth of old coins and two handguns - a Phoenix Arms .25-caliber nickel-plated semiautomatic pistol with black grips, and a chrome-plated .38-caliber five-shot revolver with wooden grips, police said. A Cingular cell phone also was stolen, police said.

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One of the youths was white and the other Hispanic, and were between the ages of 14 and 18, police said. Both wore blue jeans and black do-rags, according to the descriptions.

Before leaving, the youths put a sock in the boy's mouth and a shirt over his head, Police said. The boy later worked his way out of the restraints, went to a neighbor's house and called his mother, who then notified police, Shultz said.

The incident still was under investigation Friday, Shultz said.

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