WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Wilmington Police are offering a $5,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest(s) of any suspect(s) in connection a fatal home invasion that took place in December 2012, according to a WPD spokesperson.
Clifton Sykes, Jr., 40, died from a gunshot wound to the chest Dec. 3 after suspects broke into the home that he and his girlfriend were living in.
Sykes' girlfriend told police that the two were asleep in their home in the 600 block of North Eighth Street when they were awoken to someone breaking into the house through the back door.
The victim told the police that two men tied them up and ransacked the home, and that she heard a gunshot. She was able to escape across the street and call 911.
According to the 911 call, the two men who broke in stole the woman's car keys, her black Acura and her phone.
The victim said the intruders were young men in their late teens or early 20s. They were wearing dark clothing and bandanas.
If you have any information about this case or any suspect(s) involved, you're asked to call the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-531-9845.
You can also submit information anonymously through Text-A-Tip. To do so, enter Tip708 and the message; send to CRIMES (274637).
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