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CrimeMan wanted after 92-year-old WWII veteran beaten and robbed

19:00  15 may  2019
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police are looking for a man who's accused of robbing, beating and holding a 92-year-old at gunpoint.

Authorities say the man pictured in surveillance images stole the elderly man's credit card and used the card inside of several retail stores.

His daughter, Diana Brown, couldn't believe someone would do this to her father who's a WWII veteran and remains active even at his age.

"He held it to daddy`s temple the whole time he was walking behind him," Brown said.

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The Slidell Police Department says they have arrested a man accused of robbing a 92 - year - old World War II veteran . The person of interest, who we believe is responsible for the armed robbery of the World War II veteran from Thursday

She said the man broke into her father's home around 6 p.m. on April 29 on Monmouth Street in Winston Salem's Sunnyside-Central Historic District.

She says the man kicked him in his back, held a gun to his head and forced him into a closet.

"Anybody that will go into somebody`s home is one thing, but when you go in and purposely hurt them when you don`t have too — I mean he`s 92," Brown said.

The veteran's daughter recounted the scary moments.

"Daddy said he could hear him and that`s when he went inside of my daddy's bedroom and ransacked that and took two of my dad`s watches and the credit card," said Brown.

Investigators discovered the man's credit cards were used at various stores. Brown said her father's credit card statements showed that the robber spent hundreds of dollars shopping at Hanes Mall.

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Now 92 years old , she fondly remembers spending time over the Pacific during World War II . She soon met Norwood Patton, the man who would one day become her husband. When things became serious, Robina knew she would have to tell Norwood about her transition.

Claiborne was charged with two counts of aggravated battery and two counts of robbery Sunday. Police say Regnier was waiting outside her home for Prosecutors say Claiborne has a long rap sheet, and is wanted in two similar robberies from last summer, including an attack on a 65- year - old woman.

"He went on a shopping spree and didn`t give daddy another thought," said Brown.

A concerned daughter wants someone with information leading to this thief's whereabouts to come forward before he does the same thing again.

"I just pray to God somebody will recognize him because he needs to be off the street, and if he`s not caught it`s not going to be the last. It`s going to be some other poor person that`s gone be terrorized," said Brown.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Winston-Salem police at (336) 272-2800.


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