Cops Hunt 4 Suspects After Terrifying Armed Robbery Is Filmed On Victim's Doorbell Cam

“Open this door or we're going to kill you,” one of the robbers can be heard saying.

July 30, 2019
Surveillance video from armed robbery [Fayetteville Police Department]

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Surveillance video from armed robbery [Fayetteville Police Department]

By: Catherine Townsend

FAYETTEVILLE, NC — Police are hunting for four masked assailants who were caught on camera robbing a man at gunpoint outside his home in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

The disturbing footage was captured on the victim's Ring doorbell and is being investigated by the Fayetteville Police Department, according to ABC 11.

The victim said he was attacked outside his home on Dalton Road at around 10:45 P.M. on Wednesday when he was returning home after buying lottery tickets. Footage from his Ring doorbell video camera appears to show the men holding guns as they force him to unlock his front door. "Open this door or we're going to kill you," one of the robbers can be heard saying.

The victim's fiancée, who was inside with her two young children, told investigators that she opened the door after hearing the noise outside.

Police say that the suspects took cash, phones, debit cards, lottery tickets, and marijuana — and destroyed the doorbell before they left the scene.

"It is definitely concerning, especially if you're living in that neighborhood or if you are the victim yourself," Fayetteville police spokesperson Shawn Strepay told ABC 11. "As of right now, we're obviously very early on in this investigation, but our detectives do have some information saying that this may not be a completely random incident."

According to WBTW, Fayetteville Police believe the home invasion might have been committed for the purpose of stealing drugs, and that the victim may have known the suspects.

The video was uploaded using the Neighbors app, a Ring function that allows neighbors to share videos of suspicious incidents. It also allows local police to send alerts. Fayetteville police partnered with the app earlier this year, and say that the technology has already helped them solve crimes.

Police have asked anyone with information about the robbery to call Fayetteville Police Department or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-8477.

Read more: ABC 11, ABC 11 (2), WBTW

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