08/12/14 — Mount Olive resident injured during home invasion

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Mount Olive resident injured during home invasion

By Nelson Bland
Published in News on August 12, 2014 1:46 PM

MOUNT OLIVE -- Two masked men, including one armed with a pistol, were involved in a home invasion that left a victim "covered in blood" after he fought with the suspects.

The incident occurred shortly after 2:30 a.m. last Wednesday at the home of Pierre Vednord Philocin, 47, 404 S. Church St.

Mount Olive police officers responded to a break-in and assault at the residence where Philocin said he and his son were asleep when "someone knocked at the door."

Police said Philocin reported that "two black males dressed in all black and wearing black masks" were at the door.

The suspects had a gun and one of them was described as a Haitian that drove a black Dodge Charger, officers said.

When police asked Philocin how he was able to see the suspects, Philocin said that the lights were off but he had left the TV on.

Philocin had blood coming from the side of his head and was covered with blood, according to the police report.

Police said he was treated at Wayne Memorial Hospital, but the report did not specify how he was transported there.

Officers said Philocin told them that the two suspects should have some type of bruises on their faces since he had hit them in the head.

Police said Philocin also noted that "when they have a party at (Philocin's) house (one of the suspects) likes to shoot his gun in the air."

Several items were also taken from the victim's residence including a 32-inch Samsung television, a Haitian passport, a Green Card, an iPod and an Xbox game system, all valued at a total of $1,485.