Originally created 09/01/01

Three men invade Belvedere residence



AIKEN - Three men who allegedly broke into a Belvedere home brandishing handguns and demanding valuables remained on the lam Friday afternoon, according to authorities.

At about 2 a.m. Thursday, the men kicked open the front door at a home on Moton Street, according to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office. The men were armed with handguns and forced three men, a woman and a child to the floor.

The robbers demanded money and jewelry but left with nothing, Lt. Michael Frank said.

Vergil D'antignac, 24, was struck in the head with a handgun and stabbed in the back with a knife, Lt. Frank said.

Mr. D'antignac was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital and was listed in good condition Thursday, an MCG spokeswoman said.

One of the suspects was described as black, in his 20s, with black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a black stocking cap, white shirt and black pants.

A second suspect was described as black, also having black hair and brown eyes, and wore a red and orange striped shirt.

There was no description of the third suspect.

Anyone with information should call the sheriff's office at (803) 642-1761 or (800) 922-3211.

Reach Josh Gelinas at (803)279-6895.