Fort Smith police are searching for a suspect they say forced his way into an elderly man’s home and tied him up with duct tape as he ransacked the house.
A warrant was issued Wednesday (Oct. 30) for Darrell Bruce, 36, for aggravated robbery and kidnapping.
Police were called to the victim’s home on Victory Circle at 10:50 p.m. October 17. The homeowner told authorities he was watching television when he heard a knock at the door. When he opened the door, two unknown men forced their way inside the house.
According to investigators, the 72-year-old was verbally threatened then tied up with duct tape while the two men took various items. Bruce was developed as a suspect after detectives gathered evidence from the victim’s home.
If you have any information about Darrell Bruce or his accomplice, call the River Valley Crime Stoppers tip line at (479) 78-CRIME.