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Durham police investigate home invasion

Posted September 27, 2012

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— A Durham man was robbed and injured Monday afternoon in a crime the sheriff's office says was a home invasion.

Riley Dehart, 80, of 3632 Cheek Road, was home alone with the door unlocked when a man pushed his way in and robbed him at gunpoint. Dehart had a minor injury to his head, according to the Durham County Sheriff's Office.

Witnesses described the man as about 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds with dark, medium-length hair. He left the scene in an older-model gray SUV or pick-up truck.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call 919-560-0857. A cash reward is being offered.

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  • Bill of Rights Sep 27, 2012

    Hopefully this homeowner will arm himself. Obviously I don't want to hear about this happening again, but it if does I'd rather read about this homeowner (or any homeowner) lawfully defending him/herself.

  • AX MAN Sep 27, 2012

    I'm offended that you think I might be offended, therefore this offends me. I'm starting to feel like a democrat !!

  • Bartmeister Sep 27, 2012

    Good ole Der-Ham

  • twoods7 Sep 27, 2012

    WRAL at it again; afraid to provide crucial details lest they offend someone. This article's description is as vague as it gets...

  • extra300rc Sep 27, 2012

    They can't add the info you want as it might offend someone.

  • aquamarine46 Sep 27, 2012

    Well was he black, latino. white, green, yellow, red, or Rainbow......how about some information that makes sense. watkinsntp

    You know they don't like to profile...it's r a c i s t!! Sorry watkinsntp......WRAL wouldn't let me include the "t" before your name because the next 3 letters added to it are offensive. Believe it!!!

  • twatkinsntp Sep 27, 2012

    Well was he black, latino. white, green, yellow, red, or Rainbow......how about some information that makes sense.