The Elkin Police Department responded to a home invasion, armed robbery and motor vehicle theft on Saturday at 3:53 a.m.
According to one of the victims, the incident was not a random home selected for an invasion, but a deliberate attempt to send the victim a message.
The incident happened at 813 Elk Spur St.
“I live here alone. I left to go pick up a friend who wanted to spend the night. I had friends over that night. I pulled into the driveway and the guy came out,” said Shaun Gibbs, 26, of Elkin.
“He had a gun. He pointed it at me…I was able to see his build. I have a sneaking suspicion that I know who did this to me,” said Gibbs.
Gibbs indicated the suspect may be new to Elkin, formerly from out-of-state.
According to Gibbs, the gunman ordered her to move her vehicle away from the scene.
Gibbs complied by pulling away from the scene. She went up the street as instructed by the gunman. Gibbs returned to the residence moments later because she was worried about her guests.
Gibbs is unsure if the gunman recognized her.
According to Gibbs, her house guests indicated that when the robber entered the home, he kept asking for Gibbs.
“He came here looking for me,” she said. “The person claimed that I owed him money or something…I think he just knew that I had money.”
Gibbs stated she is self-employed as a make-up artist.
“The first thing that came to my mind was that he had a gun and didn’t use it. It was like he was trying to simply intimidate,” said Gibbs.
Gibbs indicated that the incident has left her baffled and frightened. Often during the interview, Gibbs would peer out of her window worried as cars passed by.
“I don’t think it’s safe being here. I might have to move out,” said Gibbs.
Gibbs indicated that she has deactivated her Facebook account.
According to the police report, Brian Lawson (a guest of the residence) reported that he heard noises and opened the front door and saw an unidentified man who pointed a gun at him. The gunman entered the residence where he took cash, a cell phone, prescription medicine, and car keys from Lawson.
The report indicated that the man then left the residence in Lawson’s vehicle, a Lincoln MKX.
The suspect was described as a white male, about 5’ 7’’ tall, 180 pounds, wearing a black ski mask, grey sweatshirt, black gloves, blue jeans, and boots.
The suspect left the residence driving the Lincoln traveling South on Elk Spur Street.
Police say there were no injuries in the incident.
At 5:20 a.m., officers located the stolen vehicle parked at the Elkin Library. Officers impounded the vehicle for processing.
The matter is still being investigated by police.
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