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Home invasion victim gives description of attacker

TAMPA — The 72-year-old man shot during an attempted home invasion earlier this week gave detectives a description of his attacker Thursday after doctors cleared him to be interviewed

Late Monday night Robert Lorins answered his front door at 2224 E Gordon St. and was confronted by a man with a gun who shot him as he tried to slam the door shut, according to Tampa Police.

He described he shooter as a white male, 25 to 30 years old, 5-foot-11, with shoulder length blonde hair and no facial hair.

Lorins said the man told him to step back, and he immediately saw the gun and tried to close the door.

"The entire struggle took under a minute. It was very brief, said Laura McElroy, a spokeswoman for the police.

McElroy said Lorins is doing extremely well considering the extent of his injuries.

Anyone with information about this crime should call the Tampa Police at (813) 231-6130.

Home invasion victim gives description of attacker 02/25/10 [Last modified: Thursday, February 25, 2010 5:24pm]

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