NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
November 2, 2005
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer 
(850) 651-7420


      The Okaloosa County SheriffÂ’s Office is investigating a home invasion robbery that took place around ten p.m. on November 1, 2005 at 1502 West Ponderosa Road in Fort Walton Beach .

     The two victims, 24-year old Dorico  Hilliard and 30-year old Michelle Grant, say they were playing video games in the living room when three men armed with handguns and with their faces concealed entered through a front sliding glass door. One of the individuals held a gun to Hilliard's head and demanded money.  The three individuals took his wallet and the cash inside, along with Grant's purse, which also contained cash. The victims say the men left in a white Pontiac Grand Prix or Grand Am.

      Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call the Okaloosa Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division at 850-609-2000 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS.