Wilkinsburg man jumped outside his house, beaten and robbed

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A Wilkinsburg man was pistol-whipped Monday morning, dragged into his house and bound with duct tape, Allegheny County police said.

Kenneth Mitchell left his house on Graham Boulevard on Monday and was about to get into his car when a man pistol-whipped him and three others joined in and jumped him, Lt. Thomas Ianachione said.

The men forced Mr. Mitchell into his home at gunpoint, duct-taped him and then left with three handguns and a briefcase containing money, the lieutenant said.

The men were inside the house for nearly an hour, police said. When they left, police said, Mr. Mitchell used his feet to work himself free and called Wilkinsburg police at 10:39 a.m. Mr. Mitchell, who could not be reached for comment, was at a hospital receiving treatment Monday evening for a laceration to the head, Lt. Ianachione said.

He said one of the suspects is a black man who is about 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs about 210 pounds and wore black clothing. He appeared to be in his 30s and had a short haircut, the lieutenant said.

He said another of the men wore a yellow covering over his face. Descriptions of the other men were not available.

First Published July 21, 2014 12:00 AM

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