Man home with 2 young granddaughters at time of armed invasion

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PITTSBURGH —

Two teens were arrested in connection with an armed home invasion Sunday night in Marshall Shadeland, according to police.

Ty Northington told Channel 11’s Rick Earle that he was inside his Smithton Avenue home with his 4- and 6-year-old granddaughters when two armed teens wearing masks busted through the front door.

“Some guys came in here while me and my babies was in here,” Northington said. “They just came in and said, ‘Where’s the money?’”

At the time, Northington, who cuts hair on the side, had a customer in the chair.

“I couldn’t do anything. My grandbaby ran in the bedroom and pulled the gun out,” Northington said.

According to Northington, the teens got about $80 before taking off on foot. Police arrested the suspects hiding in the woods nearby a short time later.

Northington said he doesn’t know the teens, but he’s relieved police tracked them down so quickly.

“The cops came and they got arrested. I don’t know how they tracked them down,” Northington said.