Armed intruder binds Cobb couple with duct tape, demands cash

Surveillance footage shows Jesus Ruiz being forced inside his Cobb County home at gunpoint May 4.
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Surveillance footage shows Jesus Ruiz being forced inside his Cobb County home at gunpoint May 4.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

A Cobb County husband and wife were scared for their lives when they say an intruder forced his way inside their home at gunpoint and tied them up with duct tape.

Jesus Ruiz told Channel 2 Action News that the armed robber approached him outside his Kay Road home May 4 and put a gun to his head, shoving him inside. Ruiz was pushed from room to room while his wife remained in bed.

The gunman reportedly demanded cash.

“He pulled the gun and said I’m gonna kill her,” Ruiz told Channel 2. “That’s what you want? Kill her? I said no, no, no. I have the money.”

Cobb police are not sure if the intruder, who had long hair and wore a baseball cap, was a man or a woman. The 20-minute incident was captured on the home’s video surveillance system.

 

After handing over $2,800 in cash, Ruiz and his wife were tied up in the bedroom. He told the news station the intruder bound his hands and legs with duct tape and placed tape over his mouth before leaving the home.

Ruiz then crawled into the kitchen to press the panic button on his home security system. By the time police arrived, the robber was gone.

“I’m good because I’m still here. Nothing happened between me and my wife,” Ruiz told Channel 2.

The robbery is still under investigation.

In other news: 

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Two teenagers face felony charges for allegedly killing a mother possum and her four babies. Cobb police said Rocquavious Williams, 19, and a 16-year-old were arrested. The suspects beat the mother possum with a baseball bat, police said. They also poured a bleach-ammonia mixture on the babies, according to the warrant. Each teen faces five counts of aggravated animal cruelty, police said.

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