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

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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.




  • FaithC

    I truly hope they break into a home where the occupants are armed. More law abiding people need to arm themselves and not be afraid to use their weapon.

  • Richard Nance

    It takes 2 Macho Men to rob a 89 year of man, hopefully someone will shoot them soon, kill them & let that be the end of them because eventually they will kill someone themselves & a innocent victim will be dead….

  • amazedatthenews

    This fucking scum of the earth will pick the wrong house/person soon and be met by a cheaper alternative to the prison system! Glad the man is ok.

  • trisha

    So sad!!! I hope someone is waiting on them with a gun next time! Get a job! Buy ur own stuff! What big men you are stealing from a woman and an old man!

  • MarineDad

    These are sad times we are living in. Lock and Load people, you may be next!! keep your doors locked and your gun by your side this is going on more and more in Greensboro and the Police can’t protect you from it. from the time they kick in your door until they leave you are on your own.

  • minnie mouse

    I feel so sorry for these two people who were robbed. May God bless them through this ordeal and help them to recover their stolen items.

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