Police said a 67-year-old man living in an apartment in Lansdowne woke up a little after 4 a.m. on July 5, 2017, to a masked man holding a gun who demanded “all you got,” including money.
The victim knew the masked man was referring to his prescription OxyContin and methadone and said it was not the first time someone had broken into his home looking for the medication, police said.
The victim told the intruder that he had recently moved the medication to a different location, and the armed man left without taking anything or injuring the victim, police said.
Police on Wednesday released surveillance video from the entrance to the apartment and still images, taken from the video, of the suspects. Police said the images are not entirely clear but “if you know them, you know them.”
Officials said they released the video and images because an initial investigation led to some “dead ends” and that neighbors were hesitant to talk to police.
The three suspects, two men and a woman, captured on the video are seen entering the apartment building through the front door and leaving seconds later.
The suspects were unsuccessful in gaining entry to the victim’s apartment through the front door, police said. In a second segment of the video, one of the men is seen pulling out a handgun and climbing onto a balcony.
Police said the man then entered the victim’s apartment through a partially open sliding glass door before tapping on the victim’s foot to wake him and demanding money and other items.
Police are asking anyone with information related to the incident to call 410-307-2020 or the Wilkens Precinct directly at 410-887-5163. Tipsters can remain anonymous.