Crime

August 1, 2014

Police: Masked men force entry into Rock Hill home, hold family at gunpoint

Two masked men held a Rock Hill family at gunpoint early Friday, forcing them inside their home and demanding money before they apparently revealed their identities, police said.

Two masked men held a Rock Hill family at gunpoint early Friday, forcing them inside their home and demanding money before they apparently revealed their identities, police said.

One of the victims, 30, called authorities at about 1 a.m., reporting that he and his relatives were just robbed on Wofford Street, near Eden Terrace and Nations Ford Road, according to a Rock Hill police report. The victim told police he and his girlfriend’s son, 18, had just arrived home when two masked gunman approached them and demanded money.

The men pointed the guns at the victims while they were in the front yard, the report states, before forcing them into the house. There, they continued demanding cash. One of the suspects allegedly revealed his identity when he took off his mask. The victim insisted to police that he knew who the man was and began yelling at the robber, asking him why he was doing this to his family. The victim also identified the second suspect.

As the victims and suspects argued, the victim’s girlfriend, 38, walked into the room, the report states. The robbers demanded money from her, as well. She gave them her wallet, filled with $800 cash. The suspects grabbed the money from the wallet and ran through the front door. No injuries were reported and police continue to investigate.

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