Police arrest suspect linked to Temple University home invasions

25-year-old Nasir Johnson was arrested Wednesday morning
25-year-old Nasir Johnson
Photo credit Philadelphia Police Department

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police Wednesday morning arrested a 25-year-old in connection to two of the three home invasions near Temple University.

Deputy Commissioner Frank Vanore said Nasir Johnson was one of two suspects the police had been searching for since early November.

On Nov. 11, Johnson and an unidentified male invaded a home on North 15th Street. Eleven people were inside and forced into the basement before the two allegedly took debit cards, phones and car keys.

On Monday, around 6:30 a.m. on North 18th Street, Johnson and the same unidentified suspect broke into another apartment.

Four people were home and the pair stole phones, laptops, a legally owned firearm and a car.

Johnson has prior convictions from 2019 and now faces criminal conspiracy, kidnapping, burglary, robbery, assault and gun related offenses.

Authorities are still looking for the second male suspect.

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