Published May 03, 2016
Hashtag: Easy target.
Police say boastful posts on Facebook and Instagram about a jewelry inheritance apparently prompted three men to target a Philadelphia home for a robbery.
Detectives say three men wearing ski masks and wielding pistols kicked in the door of a residence in the Somerton neighborhood at around 2:30 a.m. Sunday and demanded jewelry and other valuables from a 19-year-old resident.
Police say the suspects escaped through a rear window with a Rolex watch, two gold chains and cellphones. Police say the 19-year-old and four others in the home ranging in age from 17 to 19 weren't hurt.
Police say the suspects mentioned during the robbery that they targeted the resident after seeing his social media posts about recently inheriting expensive jewelry.
The suspects remain on the lam.