Orange County

96-year-old Hillsborough man targeted by masked men in home invasion

Raymond Earl Dixon is one of two men wanted by the Orange County Sheriff's Office in connection with a home invasion that happened on March 5, 2018.
Raymond Earl Dixon is one of two men wanted by the Orange County Sheriff's Office in connection with a home invasion that happened on March 5, 2018.

Two men are wanted following a home-invasion robbery targeting a 96-year-old man.

One of the men was identified as Raymond Earl Dixon of Hillsborough and a warrant for his arrest has been issued, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. The other suspect was not named.

The home invasion happened March 5 at a residence on Moorefields Road in Hillsborough.

The nonagenarian resident told deputies he heard someone entering his home and saw two men wearing masks and carrying flashlights. While one of the men stole items from the residence, the other held the elderly victim. The men fled the home in the resident's car, which was located a few hours later in a mobile home park nearby.

The car was examined for latent prints and DNA.

“Home invasions are of particular concern because a person’s sense of safety in his own home is assaulted” Orange County Sheriff Charles Blackwood said. “I encourage community members to continue working together to keep their neighborhood safe by being observant of their surroundings and contacting 911 if they notice anything of concern."

The case is still under investigation. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Office at 919-245-2900.

Joe Johnson: 919-419-6678, @JEJ_HSNews

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