Holmes Co. Home Invasion

By: Rayne McKenzie
By: Rayne McKenzie

A resident is recovering Wednesday night, after three robbers forced him to the ground in his own home, and stole his wallet and checkbook.

The Holmes County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident, but so far, no arrests have been made.

The home invasion took place Tuesday afternoon in New Hope, Florida. The robbers caused several injuries to the 66-year-old resident and disabled his phone cord to keep him from calling for help.

Herb Pierce\Home Invasion Victim
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"He walked over and grabbed me and I went down and all this stuff went all over," recalled Herb Pierce, who was the victim of a home invasion Tuesday afternoon.

The Holmes County Sheriff's Department is on the look out for three suspects they believe to be responsible for the robbery.

"We know a white female came to the residence, about 25 years old, average height and weights. While he was speaking with her, two white males came in and forced him to the ground," explained Lt. Chris Wells with the Holmes County Sheriff's Office. "Immediately following the attack, Pierce jumped into his vehicle and made his way down the road to this local convenience store where an associate called for help."

"He had been beaten up and they got his wallet and checkbook and they tore up his phone so he came to the store for help," says Local Convenience Store Owner Larry Motley.

Pierce is a retired corrections officer and after the incident, he applied for reactivation of his concealed weapons permit.

He now carries a 38 caliber with him at all times in case the robbers decide to strike again.

The sheriff's department is currently working on a few leads. They are asking that stores be on the look out for checks with the name Herb L. Pierce and say if you see the robbers or receive a check with that name, you call the department immediately

If you have any information about this incident or think you may be able to identify one of the robbers, you can call the Holmes County Sheriff's Office at 850-547-4421.

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