Manhunt after 2 cars, 3 guns stolen in 3 home invasions in 1 day, Fayetteville Police say

King and type of car police say he stole along with the license plate of the car. Photo from Fayetteville Police.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – Fayetteville Police say they are looking for a 43-year-old Fayetteville man who they say stole two cars and three guns during three home invasions that happened in just 18 hours.

Police said the home invasions, which began Monday afternoon and ended Tuesday around 8 a.m., happened to victims ages 50-71.

King in a photo from Fayetteville Police.
King in a photo from Fayetteville Police.

During the home invasions, the suspect — now identified as Curtis Perry King of Tryon Road — stole money, weapons and two cars, officials say.

King, who might be in a car that was stolen from the last home invasion, is condered armed and dangerous, police said.

Here’s what police say happened during the three incidents:

  • On Monday, at approximately 4 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of McPhee Drive in reference to a reported home invasion.  The victim, a 50 year old male, returned home to find the suspect inside of his residence.  The suspect was armed with a .380 caliber handgun the victim kept inside the residence.  The suspect took the victim’s cell phone and wallet before fleeing in the victim’s 2011 Ford Fusion.  The Ford Fusion was later recovered in the 6000 block of Yadkin Road at 10:54 p.m. Monday
  •  At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Monday, officers responded to the 1200 block of Durden Lane in reference to another reported home invasion.  Upon hearing someone attempting to force their way into his residence, the 69 year old male victim armed himself with a shotgun which was forcibly taken from him once the suspect made entry into the residence.  The suspect also took the victim’s cell phone before fleeing the residence.
  •  On Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at approximately 8 a.m., officers responded to the 6400 block of Huntleigh Court in reference to a third reported home invasion.  The suspect entered the residence and bound the victim, a 71 year old female, with duct tape.  The suspect took a .357 handgun, money and the victim’s cell phone before fleeing in the victim’s dark grey 2015 Chrysler 200 Sedan.  At this time the vehicle has yet to be recovered.

The 69-year-old victim who lives in the 1200 block of Durden Lane said he tried to get his gun loaded when he heard his door being kicked down.

“When he broke into my house, I was sitting in the bedroom on the bed. Then I went for the gun. I heard him kicking the door before I could get the gun loaded, he was already in and on me,” the victim said.

The suspect stole a shotgun and the victim’s wallet.

Police said they believe the man is driving around in the car.

Mike Lecka said his neighbor was robbed.

“He came walking over here saying, ‘Can I borrow your phone?’ I said, ‘Yeah.’ He said, ‘I just got robbed,’ ” Lecka said.

King has already been charged with

First Degree Burglary, two  counts of Breaking and Entering, three counts of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, two counts of Second Degree Kidnapping, two counts of First Degree Kidnapping, two counts of Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, and two counts of Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, police said Tuesday evening.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’7-6’0 tall, weighing 160-170 lbs., with an unshaven appearance possibly in the form of a goatee.  The suspect is described as having long dark hair possibly in a ponytail and in one of the robberies was seen wearing a cowboy hat.

The suspect is considered to be armed and dangerous.  Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s identity or the home invasions is asked to contact Detective M. Quillen at (910) 237-4675.  Information can also be submitted by calling Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477) or by visiting http://www.fay-nccrimestoppers.org/send_a_tip.aspx and completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type “4Tip” followed by your message).

 

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