Witness: Suspects in home invasion armed with semi-automatic weapon


NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for three people who witnesses say broke into their home and forced them to ground with a semi-automatic weapon.

The Sheriff’s Office says it happened around 1:30 a.m. at 4241 Gordon Road Lot 15.

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Investigators say three black males dressed in black wearing hairnets over their heads broke in an demanded money. They say one of the men was wearing a red bandana over the lower part of his face. Witness said the suspects were between 5’9″ and 6′ tall.

Detectives say after ransacking the home, the men took off.

Deputies used a K-9 to try and track the suspects, but it was unsuccessful.

Anyone with information should contact the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 798-4162.