LITTLE ROCK Authorities have named a suspect in the case where a Little Rock man was tied up, assaulted and robbed early Monday morning by two men who broke into his residence in the city's Hillcrest neighborhood.
Little Rock Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Cassandra Davis said Robert Lee Holmes Jr., 21, is being sought in the investigation.
Davis described Holmes, who is still at large, as a black male, 5-foot-3 and 140 pounds.
The 26-year-old victim told investigators the incident happened about 3:15 a.m. at his residence in the 2500 block of Kavanaugh Blvd.
According to a Little Rock Police Department report, the victim awakened to find the two assailants standing over him. The men reportedly forced him into the shower, tied him up with a phone charger, punched him in the face and threatened to kill him. The victim said he heard the two attackers talking using "gang lingo" including the word "crips," the report said.
The two men left after taking a number of items including a computer, a flat-screen television, several firearms, cash and the victim's ATM cards.
Davis said investigators believe the robbers set out to burglarize the home and didn't know the victim was home.
This robbery comes a little more than two months after two other home-invasion robberies also in the Hillcrest area. In a Dec. 6 case at 3808 Oakwood Road, a group of robbers held the resident at gunpoint while taking a number of valuables from inside. Two days later, a woman at 301 N. Palm St. was forced into her house and robbed by three men.
Four men were charged in the Oakwood Road robbery and two have subsequently been released on bail. Davis said police do not believe there is a connection between the Oakwood incident and the latest case.
The robbers in the Monday incident are described as black men 17 to 20 years old. One was 5 foot 5 and 120 pounds with a blue hoodie and light jeans and his dreadlocks in a ponytail. The other is described as 5 foot 7 and 110 pound, wearing a white shirt, dark pants and a sweater vest.
The victim's injuries were described in the report as minor. No arrests have been made.