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Jamie Harris and Kevin Phillip of Drexel University are accused of breaking into a female student's apartment armed with guns and demanding cash, as part of a bizarre criminal scheme. Allegedly they conspired with Devin Bond, who believed the a Drexel student had a sizable amount of cash in her off campus apartment located in West Philadelphia.
According to the Associated Press, Bond knocked on the door and asked to speak with the roommate of the woman who answered. Once inside, he and the woman discussed school for about 15 minutes. He then left, but propped open the door and allegedly returned a few minutes later with Drexel players Harris and Phillip, who were armed with handguns. Harris and Philip then forced Bond to the ground to make it look as if he was being robbed. Harris and Phillip pointed their guns around the apartment and demanded to know where the money was. When they didn't find any, they fled. (If you're having a hard time figuring out the point of all of this, you aren't alone.)
For extra comedic value, after the woman reported the robbery Bond maintained that he had been the victim of a crime. However police were quickly able to crack the case and determined that Bond was in on it with Harris and Phillip.
Apparently the thieves only came away with the woman's iPhone and another phone. She was not harmed. Their getaway was caught on tape which aided in their apprehension. Police had been searching for them for three days before they surrendered to police near the Drexel campus.
The coach of Drexel, Bruiser Flint, was shocked and dumbfounded by the report. "I'm trying to figure this thing out," he said. Harris was Drexel's top player last year, starting at point guard and leading the team in scoring. Philip was a backup forward. Their arrests leave not only their futures as free men in doubt, but the status of the team is up in the air as well.
All three men face robbery charges. They are also being held on theft and weapons charges.
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