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Man pistol-whipped, roommate finds suspect in living room

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police say a man was attacked on his front porch last night, then his roommate found the suspects in their living room.

Police say the 21-year-old man was sitting on the porch outside his apartment at 4014 Park Ave. around 10:40 p.m. when two black men, including one carrying a silver pistol, walked up from the side of the building. The victim told police the men told him to “give it up,” but he said he had nothing. That’s when he was hit in the face with the butt of the gun.

The victim said he was knocked out, but then got up and ran inside and upstairs to tell his roommate what happened. When the roommate came downstairs, he saw the suspects in the living room of the apartment. The suspects then ran out the door.

The roommate believed the suspects had gone around to the back of the apartment and entered through a sliding glass door. He looked outside and saw a light blue Ford Crown Vic or Mercury Grand Marquis with large, shiny rims circling the block several times.

Police say the suspects took the victim’s wallet when he was on the ground. The victim was taken to the hospital for a busted lip and a lost tooth.

One of the suspects is described as about 5’10”-6’0″ tall, 230-250 lbs. wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and a red bandana around his face. The second second suspect was also about 5’10”-6’0″ wearing black gym shorts.

If you have any information, call Wilmington Police.


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