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‘It’s just wrong, I’m a good person,’ Paralyzed Henrico man robbed in home invasion

Posted at 10:52 PM, Nov 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-23 23:19:43-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Henrico Police are looking for two men on the run after ransacking a quadriplegic man's East End apartment late Sunday and holding a towel over his face.

"They went directly to my money and medication,” the victim said, asking CBS 6 to hide his identity.

That’s because police are still looking for the two men.

"They stole my Percocet 10's and $360 I had been saving for about eight months," he said.

The victim told CBS 6 the suspects knew exactly where to go and what they were after.  In fact, he believes they actually broke in on Saturday morning, cased the home and left windows unlocked, in preparation for the Sunday night heist.

The paralyzed man quickly tried to dial for help.  “I was dialing 911 but mistakenly hit a 0 and it said it couldn't complete and next thing you know they covered my face up with a towel," he said.

The victim has been paralyzed since 1997. "I was shot nine times by some people I grew up with," he said Monday.

He never thought a decade and a half later, he'd fall victim again.

"It's just wrong, man,” he said.  “I'm a good person.  I have a good heart.  My family and friends tell me I'm too trusting and I need to stop sticking my neck out for people."

The father of three adult daughters said even with the home invasion, he's blessed. He's looking forward to putting the incident behind him and being with his family on Thanksgiving.

Police ask anyone with information on this crime to call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.