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American Nationals Assaulted In Home Invasion in Hopkins

Earlier we told you of a Russian man who, with his wife and daughter were victims of a home invasion in Hopkins Village, Stann Creek District in the latter part of April.  There is yet another story to report tonight coming out of the very same village.  An American couple that resides in the village has told police officers that on Friday night around 7:30pm they were alerted by the dogs barking and when the man, 62-year-old, Ralph Porter stepped outside to make checks in his yard, he encountered three masked men, dressed in black clothing approaching him from the back of the house.  One of the robbers was armed with a black handgun and pointed in Porter’s face, forcing him inside the house.  The three men followed Porter inside where his wife, Juanita Buckles was.  They then forced the man to lie on the ground while they ransacked his home and took several electronic items and cash to a total value of four thousand six hundred and fifty dollars.  During the incident, Porter was hit several times in the head with the gun and Buckles, too was assaulted in the home invasion.