89-year-old man robbed at gunpoint in Greensboro home invasion

GREENSBORO, N.C. — An 89-year-old man was robbed in his own Greensboro home early Friday morning.

Police say the man, George Whitley, was inside his home when two men forced their way inside at around 1 a.m. Whitley says one man had a flashlight, the other had a gun.

“He put the gun on me, told me to sit back down,” said Whitley.

The suspects stole a TV and telephone, then fled on foot. The victim was not injured.

Whitley went to his neighbor William Burris’s home after the robbery.

“He looked after me ever since I was little. Now, I think it’s my turn to look after him,” said Burris. “It’s sad. It’s really sad, because people can’t even live in their house and feel safe.”

The suspects are described as two black males, both in their mid-20s with slim builds and both wearing all dark clothing.

Police say the men are believed to be the same suspects from a similar burglary that occurred one hour earlier Caldwell Street.

The suspects forced their way into the home on Caldwell Street around 11:45 p.m. Thursday and held a 48-year-old woman at gunpoint.

They fled the home with cash and electronics.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000.




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