Surveillance Video Shows Armed Men Forcing Father Into House at Gunpoint

Zachary Stieber
By Zachary Stieber
July 26, 2019US News
Surveillance Video Shows Armed Men Forcing Father Into House at Gunpoint
Surveillance footage from a Ring doorbell camera at a house in Fayetteville, North Carolina captured robbers forcing a man at gunpoint into his own home. (Ring)

Chilling surveillance footage shows the moment gunmen try forcing a father into opening his front door as they threaten to shoot him if he doesn’t comply.

The situation unfolded recently in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

The video footage, captured by a Ring doorbell camera, shows four masked men approaching the front door. One tries forcing it open but another gets impatient and hauls the father to the front door.

“Open this door or we’re going to kill you,” the robber said.

Police told WTVD that the man’s fiancee and her children were inside the house. The kids were 4 months old and 4 years old, respectively.

She later told officers that she heard noises outside the front door and opened the door to see what was happening.

The robbers rushed inside and stole money, phones, marijuana, and other items.

They smashed the Ring doorbell as they fled.

“It is definitely concerning especially if you’re living in that neighborhood or if you are the victim yourself,” said Fayetteville police spokesperson Shawn Strepay.

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The robbery took place at 6000 Dalton Road in Fayetteville, North Carolina on July 24, 2019, authorities said. (Google Maps)
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The robbery took place at 6000 Dalton Road in Fayetteville, North Carolina on July 24, 2019, authorities said. (Google Maps)

“As of right now, we’re obviously very early on in this investigation, but our detectives do have some information saying that this may not be a completely random incident.”

Authorities said that the robbery happened on July 24 after the father bought lottery tickets; those were stolen as well. He was initially forced to lie on the ground while the assailants stole money from his person, police told Spectrum News.

The home was located at 6000 Dalton Road.

Anyone with information about the robbery was asked to call Fayetteville Police Department or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-8477.

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A police car in a file photo. (Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)


Crime declined in the first half of 2018 compared to the first half of 2017, the FBI said in February. Preliminary statistics show nearly all offenses in the violent crime category declined. Robbery offenses decreased 12.5 percent, murder and nonnegligent manslaughter offenses decreased 6.7 percent, and aggravated assault offenses declined 2 percent, the agency said. Rapes, however, increased by 0.6 percent.

When comparing data from the first six months of 2018 with the first six months of 2017, all property crime categories showed a decrease. Burglaries were down 12.7 percent, larceny-thefts decreased 6.3 percent, and motor vehicle thefts declined 3.3 percent. The full 2018 crime report will be released later this year.

The FBI previously said that both violent crime and property crime decreased in 2017, the last year that full statistics are available for, compared to 2016. Overall violent crime decreased 0.2 percent from 2016 to 2017, while property crime decreased 3 percent during that time, the agency said in September 2018, releasing data from the previous year.

“There were more than 1.2 million violent crimes reported to UCR nationwide in 2017. There was a 0.7 percent decrease in murders and a 4 percent decrease in robberies from 2016 to 2017. Aggravated assaults increased by 1 percent in 2017. The FBI began collecting data solely on an updated rape definition last year, and 135,755 rapes were reported to law enforcement in 2017,” the FBI stated.

“The report also showed there were more than 7.7 million property crimes last year. Burglaries decreased 7.6 percent and larceny-thefts decreased by 2.2 percent. Motor vehicle thefts increased by 0.8 percent from 2016 to 2017.”

The figures were compiled from more than 13,000 law enforcement agencies around the United States that submitted their crime data to the FBI.

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