WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Officers with the Wilmington Police Department are investigating an early morning armed robbery at a home in the Creek at Forest Hills Apartments.
According to police, the victim told authorities he was sleeping when he was awakened by a man pointing a handgun at him.
Michael Horai said waking up to a pistol pressed against his head was a nightmare.
"I've never been woken up like that before," he said. "Just to go from dead sleep like ok my life depends on every decision I make from this point forward."
New Hanover County 911 Dispatch said a man called in for help at 5:42 a.m. Thursday, saying another man broke into his home with a gun, demanding money and drugs.
"He's yelling, cussing at me, telling me to give him money to give him everything," said Horai.
According to police, the victim handed over some cash.
Horai told WECT.com he had about $30 in his wallet.
The victim's roommate was asleep in another room. The robber tried to get in, but the door was locked. Police say the intruder then left the apartment through the rear sliding glass door.
The victim told police the intruder was wearing a handkerchief over his face and was wearing dark clothes.
The case is under investigation.
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