A man and woman were injured after a group of men allegedly stormed into their house, took their car and beat them with guns in the same southwest Atlanta subdivision in which Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed lives.
Detectives were at a home in the 4700 block of Guilford Forest Drive investigating the home invasion and looking for a stolen red Buick Enclave early Wednesday, Atlanta police spokesman Donald Hannah said in an emailed statement.
Three people were upstairs when three masked men wearing black hoodies and gloves kicked in a basement door to the home, threatened the residents and attacked two of them, Hannah said.
The woman was hit in the torso and the back of her head. The man was also hit in the back of the head.
“The suspects continued to make threats that they would kill the victims if they said anything or left the room,” Hannah said. “The suspects fled the house with cellphones, wallets, purses, and the vehicle which was parked at the top of the driveway.”
The victims, who had visible injuries, refused to be taken Grady Memorial Hospital, Hannah said. The third person in the home, described by police as “elderly,” was not harmed.
There were no surveillance cameras near the house and no tracking system enabled on the vehicle or cellphones. The suspected intruders disabled the tracking system on the cellphones, Hannah said.
Police are looking for the stolen Buick with the Georgia tag of AHY1952, according to Channel 2 Action News.
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