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Evansville man bound and robbed at gunpoint

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A home invasion on Columbia Street has one Evansville man fearing for his life.

A police report says the attack was reported early Friday morning, as 82-year-old James Moll was bound and robbed at gunpoint.

In speaking to neighbors Saturday, one family tells 14 News their son was attacked in their own neighborhood last October, and that this most recent attack demonstrates the need for a change.

David Brown is a maintenance worker at a duplex on Columbia Street. Thursday night, his boss, and the duplex's sole resident, James Moll, told Brown that he felt his life was in danger.

"He was all pale in the face and he sat down, and he said, 'do you want to hear some bad news?' and I said, 'no.' He said, 'well, I just got robbed," said Brown.

Brown says that at about 9:20 p.m. Thursday night, an unidentified man entered Moll's home through a side door, held a gun to Moll's head, and bound Moll's hands and feet with an extension cord.

"They took his phone and his billfold, and he needed to call the police, so I gave him my phone," said Brown.

Police arrived well after the suspect left the scene, and Moll was found to have minimal injuries.

The Morton family lives in the same neighborhood, and they say attacks like this have been going on for years.

"Back in October, I was attacked over here by a bar, and I was in a coma for seven days," said Tim Morton, victim of a neighborhood attack.

After waking from a coma, Morton had to relearn to walk, talk, and feed himself. He and his family say their ordeal has been stressful, and that people shouldn't have to live in fear in their own neighborhood.

"We've got to do something. We literally have to take back our neighborhoods," said Morton's mother, Sheila Morton.

No arrests have been made in connection to Thursday night's robbery, and a suspect description has yet to be made.

As soon as those details are made available, we will bring you an update.

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