Police: Man Dies After Rocky Mount Home Invasion

A man died from a heart attack after a home invasion in Rocky Mount, according to police.

Alton Harper, age 57, and Amy Harper, age 35, were held up at gunpoint in their home on Crepe Myrtle Street early Friday morning.

Police say Amy heard glass breaking, went to investigate and saw a man pointing a gun at her father.

She told police the gunman then pointed the gun at her, demanding money.

Amy told police she gave him a lock box, and the gunman ran out.

Police say her dad, Alton, ran out of the house after him but was unable to locate him.

While reporting the crime, Alton fell to the floor suffering from a heart attack. Police say EMS transported Alton to the hospital where he died.

The suspect is still on the loose.


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