Two weeks after a 67-year-old woman was tied up and beaten during an East Point home invasion, a suspect is in custody, police said.
Gelisa Lowe, 31, was arrested Wednesday in connection with the Aug. 7 break-in and assault, East Point police said in a news release.
About 3 p.m. that day, officers went to the home off Dorsey Avenue after the victim said a woman knocked her to the floor and placed a knife to her throat, the release said. The suspect then demanded she give the PIN to her bank card.
During the home invasion, the suspect also tied up the victim using duct tape, AJC.com previously reported. The victim was eventually able to free herself and use a neighbor’s phone to call police.
Police previously released surveillance video of the suspect covering her face while walking toward a food mart to use the victim’s debit card. She was in a blue Chevrolet Impala.
Lowe was charged with aggravated assault, home invasion, false imprisonment and financial transaction card fraud, the release said. More charges are possible.
Investigators said Lowe might have gotten assistance, and they are searching for a person of interest that may go by the name Starr Redd, the release said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact East Point police Detective Tysver at 404-559-6333 or 404-761-2177.
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