Police: Mother and son held at gunpoint during home invasion

Police: Mother and son held at gunpoint during home invasion

NEW BERN, CRAVEN COUNTY - A mother and son were held at gunpoint Tuesday night during a home invasion, officials with New Bern Police said.

NewsChannel 12 was on the scene Tuesday night.

According to New Bern Police Sgt. Jason Williams, the incident happened at Halifax Circle in New Bern. He said the call came in at about 10:30 p.m.

A family of three lives at the home, but only the mother and her youngest son were at home at the time, investigators said. The father had just left the home to look for another family member, Sgt. Williams added.

Officials said two black males armed with handguns entered through the back door of the home. They held the mother and son at gunpoint and demanded money, then rummaged through the house, according to investigators.

The mother said she's watched plenty of crime investigation TV-shows to know what to do during a home invasion, but that when someone's holding a gun to your head you can't think.

"Like the things that I see on TV. I just thought I was watching it happening to me you know? I thought I was going to die," the victim said.

The victim said they're a quiet family that keeps to themselves. She said she doesn't know why anyone would attack them.

The suspects made off with some cell phones, but it's unclear if anything else was taken, officials said. The forensic unit with the New Bern Police Department was on scene to figure out what else was taken.

Sgt. Williams said the suspects left on foot but may have gotten into a car after leaving the scene.

Stay with NewsChannel 12 for more updates.

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