Deputies: Man beaten, burned in Deltona home invasion

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 5:40 PM EST

A man was robbed, beaten and burned Monday night during a home invasion in Deltona, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.

  • Deltona man injured during a home invasion
  • 4 masked men robbed, beat, burned the man
  • He was taken to a hospital for his injuries

The incident happened at about 11:15 p.m. at a residence on Mapleshade Street.

When deputies arrived, they found Rayborne Nesbitt, 42, with burn marks and other injuries to his back and head.

Nesbitt told investigators he was in bed when he heard a knock at the door. He went to answer it and found four men wearing masks, deputies said.

The men pushed their way into his home, and three of the men pointed a gun at him and demanded money, Nesbitt told investigators.

According to deputies, the men took turns beating Nesbitt before burning him. The suspects left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Nesbitt was taken to Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City for treatment of his injuries.

Debbie Cruz, who lives next door to Nesbitt, said it's a scary situation. She's 34 years old and a mother of three children.

"I'm scared and I have kids," she said. "You know, little ones."

Investigators said they are working to identify the suspects and that this likely wasn't a random attack. Nesbitt might have been targeted.

"I want to cry or, like, what you call this ... goosebumps because it's pretty scary," Cruz said.

Anyone with information that might help with the investigation is asked to call the Volusia County Sheriff's Office at 386-860-7030 or Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 888-277-TIPS (8477).