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Statesboro man robbed at knife point
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            An elderly man was robbed at knife point in his home Saturday night, police said. Investigators are seeking information regarding the home invasion robbery.

            Around 9 p.m., Statesboro Police responded to a Gentilly Drive home, where a 72-year-old man, bleeding from the nose, said he was robbed at gunpoint.

            "He said he was in the bedroom watching TV when the door came open, and a man came in and pulled a knife," said Statesboro Police Det. Tommy Brown.

            Two more suspects followed the first, and one suspect said "'We want some bucks,' and the victim told him his wallet was in his jeans," Brown said.

            One of the men slapped the victim, causing his nose to bleed, he said.

            The men took the man's jeans, cell phone, checkbook, keys, shoes and wallet, according to a report written by responding Officer Charles Bowen.

            The suspects broke a window in the home, and broke into a car and truck that belonged to the victim as well, Brown said.

            Several items that were inside the house had been scattered outside in the yard, he said, adding that it was possible the suspects intended to take them, but possibly were "spooked" and left them behind.

            The victim gave police descriptions of the suspects, all of whom were black males, he said.

            Brown and other officers are examining evidence and pursuing the investigation, but ask citizens who may know additional information to contact Brown at (912( 764-1542 or the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911.


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