A Roseboro-area woman has become the latest home invasion victim, although county investigators do not believe this incident is tied to others that occurred in Sampson late last year.
Three suspects are being sought in the incident, which occurred around 7:55 a.m. Tuesday when the woman returned to her residence after taking her children to school.
Investigators have limited descriptions, but all are believed to be of Hispanic descent. One is described as a Hispanic male, 6 foot 2 inches tall, with light skin and wearing dark clothing; another is described as 6 foot 4 inches tall and wearing dark clothing; and the third is described as a Hispanic male wearing a camouflage jacket.
According to Sheriff’s Cpl. Marcus Smith, the victim returned to her Marion-Amos Road residence just before 8 a.m. An unknown man met her at the door, brandishing a weapon and ordering her to go inside the home. Two other suspects, the victim told officers, also made their way into her residence. The three rummaged through her possession, taking cash, titles and birth certificates with them.
Before they left, the three bound the victim’s hands and feet to prevent her escape, then they left the residence. The victim did not report seeing a vehicle and did not know how they left the premises.
The woman, Smith said, was able to break free from her restraints and call 9-11.
She was not injured in the incident.
Although the woman is also of Hispanic descent, Smith said there was nothing about the incident that led officers to believe it was related to more violent home invasions that occurred late last year and seemed to have targeted citizens of Hispanic descent.
“Nothing leads us to think that at this time,” Smith reiterated.
Anyone who has information on the incident is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at 910-592-4141.