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Police looking for gunman after home invasion

JENNA-LEY HARRISON
Staff Writer

Police are looking for a man accused of pointing a gun at a teen girl before robbing her Lincolnton residence late Tuesday night.
According to Det. Mark Sain, both a 14-year-old girl and her younger sister were home alone on the 700 block of Lincoln Street when the teen heard a knock on the door around 11 p.m.
Police said she cracked the door slightly to see who was outside, allowing the man room to force his way into the home. The girl told police he grabbed her hair and stuck a gun in her side, asking about the location of some pills, of which she had no knowledge.
The man then urged her to show him the location of her dad’s bedroom, which at the time was locked, she told police.
He reportedly forced his way into the room and rummaged through the area before taking a bottle each of Oxycodone and Morphine.
The teen additionally said the man made her lie face down on the bed during the incident in order to keep her from looking at what he was doing, police said. She added that each time she tried to lift her eyes, he shoved her head back down on the bed.
The culprit said he didn’t want to hurt anyone; he simply wanted food, the teen told police.
More than likely, the man was on the hunt for money, Sain said.
Anyone with information on the incident or details of the man’s whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (704) 736-8909 or the Lincolnton Police Department at (704) 736-8900.

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