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72-year-old robbery victim's stolen credit cards used

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The robbery and assault of a 72-year-old Murfreesboro man in his home is still under investigation, and now police are also trying to identify who's been using the man's stolen credit cards.

On March 21, John Hornsby opened the door for a "dark-skinned white man" claiming to work for the electric company. The man said he needed to get inside to check something.

"We got into the kitchen and he said he needed to check the refrigerator," Hornsby said.

About that time, Hornsby realized something was wrong.

"That's when something clicked in my head," he said.

By that point, it was too late.

Hornsby told News 2 the man grabbed him, they tussled, and then he was tied up.

"He finally wore me out," said Hornsby. "And I said, 'My wallet is up on my desk.'"

Since then, Murfreesboro police have been trying to identify two other suspects who were caught on surveillance tape using Hornsby's stolen credit cards to buy items from several stores.

Hornsby said about $1,500 in merchandise was purchased.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call contact Murfreesboro Police Det. Sgt. Mike Taylor at 893-2717 or CrimeStoppers at 903-7867.

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