Sampson man robbed at gunpoint inside home


By Chris Berendt - [email protected]



A northern Sampson man was robbed at gunpoint inside his home in the early-morning hours Sunday, with armed suspects reportedly getting away with thousands of dollars in electronics, jewelry, cash and firearms.

The robbery occurred at a residence on the 1600 block of Ira B. Tart Road, Dunn, with a 39-year-old male victim of the residence telling authorities that unknown individuals forced their way into the residence, assaulting and robbing him of various items.

The incident was reported just after 2 a.m. Sunday.

“The victim did receive minor non-life threatening injuries as a result of the incident,” Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith stated.

According to reports, stolen items were valued at roughly $12,500. Those items included a Samsung Galaxy phone valued at $500, assorted jewelry valued at $10,000, $500 in cash and and three semi-automatic handguns valued at a total of $1,485.

“The investigation is ongoing and anyone having information related to the incident is encouraged to contact the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office,” Smith said.

The Sheriff’s Office can be reached at 910-592-4141.

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By Chris Berendt

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