Woman wanted after violent home invasion, robbery in East Point

Lashandra Boyd
Lashandra Boyd

Credit: East Point Police Department

Credit: East Point Police Department

East Point police are searching for a woman they accused of tying up and beating a 67-year-old woman during a home invasion in early August.

On Friday, police asked for assistance in finding Lashandra Boyd, 26, of Atlanta. She also goes by the name Starr Redd, the department said in a Facebook post.

On Aug. 7 about 3 p.m., the victim told officers she was knocked to the floor and had a knife placed to her throat while at her home off Dorsey Avenue, AJC.com previously reported. The suspect then demanded she give the PIN to her bank card.

The East Point Police Department is again asking for your help in locating Lashandra Boyd, 26 years old Atlanta area...

Posted by East Point Police Department on Friday, September 20, 2019

The victim was also tied up with duct tape, but she was eventually able to free herself and call police using a neighbor’s phone.

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.

Police are searching for the suspect seen on surveillance footage driving a blue Chevrolet Impala.

Gelisa Lowe, 31, was arrested later that month and accused of the home invasion, but police said Friday that she "is not believed now to be the actual perpetrator of this violent act." She does still face charges in connection with credit card fraud.

AJC.com reached out to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office about her charges, and it said it is “still an indicted case,” but it’s unclear if the charges related to the home invasion have been dropped.

Anyone with information on Boyd or this incident is asked to call East Point police at 404-761-2177 or contact CrimeStoppers at 404-577-8477 or online at www.StopCrimeATL.com. Tips can be sent anonymously and information that leads to an arrest and indictment in this investigation can earn tipsters up to $2,000.

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A spokesperson with the Gainesville Police Department told Channel 2 Action News that the suspect was shot by police, but no officers were shot.