Family in Western Harnett County Robbed and Tortured in Horrific Home Invasion

Family in Western Harnett County Robbed and Tortured in Horrific Home Invasion

A North Carolina family of five was robbed and attacked last weekend, in what a local sheriff describes as “pure torture.”

Around 2 a.m. local time on Saturday, June 15, a family in western Harnett County was sitting in their garage with the door open when a gang of five males allegedly forced them inside. The males assaulted the family and stole some of their property, according to CBS station WNCN and NBC outlet WRAL, both of which cited the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Wayne Coats claimed the five guys bound the family with duct tape and began torturing them, using a “knife and fork on top of [their] stove” to heat the metal and “stick it to the bodies” of the family members. “They were trying to get them to tell them where their money and guns were,” Coats explained, adding that there were no guns in the house.

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The suspects then stole several personal goods, ransacked the house, abused the children, and fled with two stolen automobiles, according to WRAL, who said that the males drove away in their own silver or gray Dodge Challenger.

The family has yet to locate a gray four-door Honda Accord.

The Harnett County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to requests for additional information on Sunday, June 23. A GoFundMe page for the family, published by WRAL and allegedly formed by the sister of one of the victims, Mayra Morales-Scott, has received more than $13,000 of a $15,000 goal. Morales-Scott stated on the fundraiser website that “words cannot describe the pain and devastation that our family is experiencing right now.”

She said that “masked intruders” attacked her sister, brother-in-law, and the “young children,” adding that their “entire house was ransacked” and the family is now “suffering physically, emotionally, and mentally.”

“Our extended family and close friends are devastated,” she told me. “Their home was vandalized and their peace of mind and safety will never feel the same.”

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According to Morales-Scott, the GoFundMe effort intends to generate funds to cover medical expenses, replace stolen things, and provide further help to her sister’s family. “We are asking for your prayers, words of encouragement, your empathy and to please respect our family’s privacy during this difficult time,” she tweeted. Jeffrey Miller, who lives two doors down from the family and has been in the area for 16 years, told PEOPLE that he “thought nothing like that would ever happen.”

“I’m so sorry for the family,” Miller added, noting that he had placed security measures in his own home.

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