LINCOLN COUNTY, NC (FOX 46) - The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office has released new photos in connection to a home invasion last month in the area.
Around 12:15 p.m. Thursday, July 20, an elderly woman returned to her home on Sifford Road in eastern Lincoln County where she observed a gold or tan colored sedan parked in her carport. The door to the home was partially open and she entered the home.
She thought a relative was inside the house so she went inside not knowing the door had actually been kicked in.
She encountered a slim built black male approximately 18 to 22 years old and armed with a black handgun. He took the woman into a back room of the house and placed her in a chair telling her he didn’t want to hurt her. She called 911 while the suspect was in the home.
The suspect left with the residence with a flat screen TV and a lock box.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050.