PARKVILLE, MD. (WJZ) — Two Baltimore County men are out of the hospital Friday night after being robbed at gunpoint inside their Wilker Avenue home Thursday night.

Police said a 71-year-old man was walking into the house around 9 p.m. when three suspects forced him into his home at gunpoint and beat him before pouring bleach on him and demanding money.

The second victim, a 60-year-old man was in the basement and heard the connection, he alerted his neighbor to call police.

“The victim in the basement of the home tried to defend himself with a golf club, but the suspects had firearms, so ultimately they took that golf club from the victim and then began to beat him with it,” said Officer Jennifer Peach, Baltimore County Police.

WJZ spoke with the daughter of the 71-year-old, who said she can’t believe what happened.

“Just pure disbelief and disgust at the fact somebody would actually do that to another human being let alone my father and my cousin,” his daughter said.

“We do believe this was targeted,” Peach said.

Although police couldn’t specify why they believed this attack was targeted, the family has a message for their community.

“You know, you never know what could happen, you never know what tomorrow could bring so make sure you tell your loved ones you love them and hug them extra special,” The family said.

Police identify the suspects as 19-year-old Dwayne White Jr. and 20-year-old Kwiesi Alston.

Both are charged with attempted murder among other charges- and are being held without bond.

The third suspect is still on the run, police say.

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By Max McGee

Comments (13)
  1. Wikiam Earthseth says:

    Black people…. 12% of the population and 75% of the violent crime.

  2. Edgar Allan says:

    If the races were reversed, the title would have mentioned the races. The whole media would have been over it for weeks. But here, crickets…Then they complain when we say the media is the enemy of the people.

  3. hellinahandbasket says:

    Oh we know exactly why they were targeted…. Because they were W H I T E.
    But mainstream news wonders why the people don’t trust them. We’re able to recognize patterns and connect the dots, even when you refuse to do so, and the PD is also complicit in hiding the truth about black on White crime and violence, actually I think they’re more guilty because it’s THEIR job to protect the community and by not warning them of this problem, they put Whites in danger.

    1. Nope. You seriously think these guys were thinking…”let’s rob some WHITE people?” They’re just thinking, “Let’s rob someone.” These punk thugs aren’t thinking about anything else. You’re overthinking things.

      1. hellinahandbasket says:

        Well, let’s drill-down into your comment – When a “robber” picks a target, generally they choose someone who they believe to have some wealth on their person. That one factor alone, statistically, places Whites in the top percentages of probabilities.

        Secondly, but most important – and the basis for my comment – they beat him BECAUSE he was White, no other reason whatsoever. There is a pattern with black on White beatings, murder and rape that is being ignored, the dots are not connected, and the nation is left in the dark, so that when someone like me points it all out in a comments section – the racist accusation cards are dealt, and the issue still ignored.

        Maybe just thinking about things instead of ignoring things is where people need to be right now, because when someone like me points out the obvious pattern of black on White crime …. I am the one “overthinking things”. I’d go further to say I bet you’ve NEVER heard of “The Knock-Out Game”. I’ll let you find out what that’s all about {wink}

        Here’s some more “overthinking” – visit this author and reporter’s website, daily he posts a half dozen videos or more of this very real problem (he’s been banned from youtube for telling the truth): Colin Flaherty on Minds: https://www.minds.com/ColinFlaherty

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