In one of the crimes, armed thieves stole several iPhones, an Apple Watch and other equipment. A gun and a car were also stolen.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A male suspect is in police custody in connection with two home robberies near Temple University’s campus.

Deputy Commissioner Frank Vanor tweeted on Wednesday morning that the 23-year-old man was currently being processed.

Police are investigating three home invasions in the area.

The latest crime happened around 6:20 a.m. Monday in the 1900 block of North 18th Street in North Philadelphia.

Four people, including two Temple students, were inside the home at the time.

They said they woke up to gunshots in the face and were told to hand over their belongings.

Police say the armed thieves stole several iPhones, Apple watches and other tech equipment. The suspects also stole a handgun and a black 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, which was later recovered.

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It is a similar motive to two other early morning home invasions in the same area by two masked gunmen who robbed Temple students in their home.

On Nov. 11, eleven sleeping students were busted in the 1300 block of North 15th Street and their laptops, cellphones, debit cards and car were taken.

Detectives found surveillance video from a nearby store of a man using one of those stolen cards and have since released the video in hopes that someone may recognize the suspects.

Police have released images of two suspects wanted in connection with the home invasion of several Temple students on November 11, 2022. They may be connected to other recent incidents.

On Nov. 9, Temple University student Kayla Barone was robbed at gunpoint in her off-campus home on North 18th Street.

It is not yet clear which of the three robberies the suspect will be charged with.

This is a developing story. Check for updates.

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