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Deputies: Robbers who attacked 80-year-old man still at large

Published On: Jul 25 2013 06:03:35 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 25 2013 06:03:50 PM CDT
ROSE HILL, DUPLIN COUNTY -

Deputies said they are searching for two robbers who beat an 80-year-old man in Duplin County.

According to investigators, two men kicked in the front door of Levy Harrell's house on Highway 50 in Rose Hill on July 7.  Harrell was first beaten, before the two men stole his wallet and cell phone, deputies said. The victim was taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Harrell has since returned home to recover. The 80-year-old lives by himself.

Deputies have not released a description of the suspects. Anyone with information on the attack is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 910-296-2150.