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‘Now we know who you are': Home invaders steal woman's ID, threaten to return



PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh police said they’re investigating a home invasion Tuesday in Pittsburgh’s Perry South neighborhood.

Channel 11’s Timyka Artist reported that the robbery happened around 4 a.m. on Wilson Avenue.

Police said the 47-year-old homeowner was home with his wife and three children when he heard something. When he went to check on the noise, he discovered two men inside his house.

Officers said the men then ordered the homeowner back into his bedroom and forced the rest of the man’s family awake.

Investigators said the men stole hundreds of dollars, and before leaving went into the woman’s purse and took her ID saying, “Now we know who you are. If anything happens, we’ll be back.”

Officials said shots were fired in the same neighborhood hours prior to the invasion and they’re investigating to determine if the two incidents are related.

No injuries were reported and, so far, no arrests have been made. 

"It’s (the neighborhood) better than it used to be it used to be.  You couldn't stand out here before.  You might get shot standing out here,” said neighbor William Brown.