Cobb home targeted by armed intruders

Cobb County police are investigating a Tuesday night home invasion at a house in Mableton.

Police spokesman Mike Bowman told the AJC that four or five men, all armed with handguns, dressed in black and with their faces covered, forced entry into the home on Collins Lake Way around 8 p.m. Tuesday.

"The occupants of the residence were ordered to the ground at gun point and ordered not to move," Bowman said. "The suspects that were not watching the homeowners ransacked the house."

Keval Patel lives in the home with his mother and father. He told Channel 2 Action News on Wednesday that the gunmen tied them up and covered them with blankets before ransacking the home.

"My mom, at the time, was really hysterical, and my dad was breathing heavy," Patel told Channel 2.

"I was just scared at that point that they were going to do something to my mom or my dad," he said. "I tried my best to stay calm so they wouldn't go crazy and start shooting."

Bowman said that several items, including cash, were taken.

No injuries were reported.