CARSON CITY, NV - It's an unthinkable crime. A 101-year-old veteran robbed at gunpoint in his Carson City home. Now, deputies are asking for the public's help in finding the people who did it.
James Sorrentino spent 6 decades of his life serving our country. It taught him to be brave, a lesson he carried throughout his years.
Now, more than a century old, this veteran says he wasn't fazed when two robbers broke into his home and pointed a gun at him early Sunday morning.
"A lot of people worry about me," said Sorrentino.
Sorrentino is a retired Air Force major. Throughout his service, he never faced combat but did plenty of important work behind the scenes.
"I ran the automotive repair shop and supplied weapons and ammunition for the training of cadets," said Sorrentino.
But on this Memorial Day weekend, a time set a to honor heroes like Sorrentino, he was not honored at all. He was robbed.
"I was awaken by two burglars who wanted to know where the safe was and where I kept my money," said Sorrentino.
It happened around 5 am on Sunday. His caretaker made the call to Carson City Sheriff's Office, saying two men had forced their way through the garage and into Sorrentino's home.
"She was frightened tremendously," said Sorrentino.
The crooks left with about $500 worth of valuables, including some of Sorrentino's most valued possessions.
"The only thing of value was my wallet which had my ID, my social security card," said Sorrentino.
That along with a memento he has had for more than 70 years.
"A pocket watch I had acquired in South America. It was a really good watch," said Sorrentino.
Deputies are looking for two men. Both in their 20s. They are described as either black or Hispanic. One man was 5'7" and the other was 5'10". They left in a blue or silver sedan.
If you have any information about this crime call Secret Witness at 322-4900 or the Carson City Sheriff's Office.