Residents of one Eastern Carolina county are being told to keep their doors locked and watch out for suspicious activity after two home invasions during the past two weeks. In one of those cases the victims were beaten with a hammer and baseball bat.
The latest happened Friday night on North Road Street in Columbia. Tyrrell County deputies say the residents told them that three people broke into their home, beat two people with a hammer and baseball bat and robbed them.
The robbers are described as three black males, dressed in black pants, black shirts and masks covering the bottom of their faces.
Deputies say a similar burglary and robbery happened on August 24th on Cypress Street in Columbia.
A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrests in these cases. People with information should call the Tyrrell County Sheriff's Office at 252-796-2251.