Cash, car stolen in home invasion

Published 11:25 am Wednesday, February 8, 2012

LEWISTON WOODVILLE – Two men invaded a home near here early Wednesday morning.

According to the Bertie County Sheriff’s Office, two black males reportedly forced their way into a home on Governor’s Road and stole an undisclosed amount of cash and a vehicle from the residence.

Det. Sgt. Ed Pittman said the sheriff’s office received a call at 2:17 a.m. and responded to the scene.

According to information provided to the sheriff’s office, two people were in the residence when suspects began beating on the doors and hollering “police, police” and then kicked the door in.

Upon entry, the two black male subjects produced handguns, which possibly were revolvers, and ordered a male inside the residence to the floor. While one of the intruders ripped out phone cords and tied his hands, the other retrieved a female from the other end of the house and brought her to the living room.

At approximately the same time, another resident of the home was returning from work. When he entered the home he was ordered to the floor by the two suspects and was also tied up.

One bedroom in the home was ransacked and the two intruders stole an undisclosed amount of cash from there. They also took the wallet of the male who came home during the invasion and stole his car keys.

The two suspects then fled, stealing the car for which they then had the keys. The car is described as a dark green 1995 Toyota Camry with a North Carolina license plate of ZZM 2950.

Det. Sgt. Pittman said the vehicle has not been recovered, but has been entered into the National Crime Information Center and a be-on-the-lookout has been issued to all local departments. He added that the sheriff’s office already had several leads in the case.

Bertie County Sheriff John Holley urged anyone with information about the incident to call the sheriff’s office at 794-5330.

“If anyone has seen the car or have information about the suspects, I would ask them to give us a call,” Holley said. “We don’t need your name, we need your information.”