Police are searching for multiple suspects who stormed into a northwest Atlanta home, then beat, tied up and robbed a man inside.
The home invasion happened just before midnight Thursday in the 1200 block of Gardenia Street, according to Channel 2 Action News.
The man, who wanted to remain anonymous, told the television station he believes a woman set him up.
A home surveillance camera captured the woman, who had asked the man if she could come inside to use the bathroom. She then told the man she had to go get something from her car, according to Channel 2. Moments later, two men forced their way inside the victim’s home.
“I tried to keep the door closed [and] hit them a couple times,” the man told Channel 2. “Both of them pushed the door open and told me to get down. [They threw] the pistol down on me and started beating me.”
The man, who is in his 50s, said he recently won a large settlement and the robbers were searching for money. They got away with a debit card and some keys, according to Channel 2.
Police said the man, who had some abrasions, was shaken up, but did not require hospital treatment. He had to get several stitches in his head and lips, Channel 2 reported.
No descriptions of the suspects have been released.
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