Man wanted in connection with robbery of 92-year-old WWII veteran
North Carolina authorities are seeking the public's help in finding a man who beat and robbed a 92-year-old World War II veteran, WGHP reports.
The elderly man's daughter, Diana Brown, told the station that the robber broke into her father's home in Winston Salem around 6 p.m. on April 29. The suspect allegedly kicked the veteran in the back, pointed a gun to his head and forced him into a closet.
"Daddy said he could hear him and that's when he went inside of my daddy's bedroom and ransacked that and took two of my dad's watches and the credit card," Brown said.
Police said, based on surveillance footage, the suspect then used the credit card at several retail stores. Brown added that her father's credit card statements showed that the robber spent hundreds of dollars at a local shopping mall.
"He went on a shopping spree and didn't give daddy another thought," she said.
The veteran's daughter said she just wants the suspect caught before he commits another robbery.
"I just pray to God somebody will recognize him because he needs to be off the street, and if he's not caught it's not going to be the last," Brown said. "It's going to be some other poor person that's going to be terrorized."
Anyone with any information is asked to contact local police at (336) 272-2800.