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Altoona police investigating home invasion

Updated: Wednesday, May 14 2014, 01:23 PM EDT

By: Marc Stempka

ALTOONA, Pa. -- Police in Blair County are searching for three men who broke into a home, tied up the person inside and stole things from the house.

Altoona police said the home invasion and robbery was reported at about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday at a home in the 100 block of West 11th Avenue in the Juniata section of the city.

Police said when officers arrived at the home, the victim said the three men came into the home and pointed a gun. The victim said was hit on the back of the head, possibly pistol whipped and tied up with duct tape.

The three men, wearing dark clothing, gloves and ski masks, threatened to shoot the victim, police said. Investigators said a cell phone and game systems were stolen.

Anyone with information about the incident was asked to contact Altoona police at 814-949-2489 and press option 1, or privately message the department on their Facebook page.

Altoona police investigating home invasion

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