Gaston County man says he was tied up during home invasion, robbery

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — Neighbors in Gaston County say their security cameras captured images of a man who allegedly broke into a home there in the early hours Sunday morning, tied up members of a family, and robbed them.

Gaston County Police have remained very tight-lipped about the situation, saying the case is assigned to a detective who arrived at the home at 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

Police have interviewed the victim and his family, a Gaston County Police spokesperson said.

The homeowner spoke to Channel 9 reporter Briana Harper and said his family is terrified.

“He got me right here,” said Manuel Munoz Angeles. “I was here for 30 minutes right here with this hand tied behind my back.”

The incident happened at a home in the 100 block of Starlight Drive in northwest Gaston County. Munoz Angeles said he and his family have lived there for more than eight years.

Munoz Angeles said a man dressed in all black wearing a mask came through the door, demanding money at gunpoint. He said the suspect took his 7-year-old daughter and her grandmother into a bedroom, where he tied them up, before taking Munoz Angeles out to the back porch and tied him up as well.

Munoz Angeles said the suspect took his wallet and went through his bedroom looking for valuables before leaving. He said the man who broke into his home got away with about $200.

No one was seriously hurt in the incident.