New Bern Man Claims He's Been Victim Of Vicious Crimes Twice In Three Weeks

Herbert Collins, an aging amputee, is struggling to just move around his own home. Collins says his back was injured when two men forced their way into his home late Tuesday, tied him up, stomped on him and stole three firearms and a knife. Collins says they were looking for money, but when they didn't find any, took the weapons. Just weeks earlier, Collins says a single suspect entered an unlocked back door and robbed him at gunpoint of $2,000. Craven County sheriff's investigator, Rick Barney, says they have some leads. Investigators are urging anyone with information about this crime to call Craven County Crimestoppers at (252) 633-5141.