A Johns Creek woman is recovering after police say two men tried to rob her inside of her home.
Police gave Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik surveillance video that shows the suspects running away after the attack at a home on Lake Trail Drive in a subdivision off Morton Road last Friday.
“Someone came to the door, rang the doorbell; They said they were there for Chinese food delivery,” said Capt. Chris Byers. “At some point, she did open the door. ;The male was able to gain access. ;He had a handgun and used it to hit her on the head several times.”
Byers said the victim was able to fight back.
“She began struggling with them. They attempted to duct tape her mouth; He was asking her where the money is,” said Byers. “She put up a fight, scratched one of them, which has led us to get DNA out from under her fingernails, which we sent to the crime lab to be processed.”
Police said shortly after the attack, the victim’s ex-husband showed up to the home with a potentially important piece of information.
“He indicated to officers and investigators on scene that he believed he was probably the target on this, that he was pretty sure of who committed this home invasion but wouldn’t cooperate with us any further to give us information, any names,” said Byers.
Byers said if detectives are able to link the ex-husband to the crime, he could be facing charges.
Neighbors told Petchenik they were surprised by the incident in the otherwise quiet subdivision.
“It’s very unfortunate, but as long as she’s OK,” said Lisa Sickles.
Neighbor Ramana Doddla said the homeowner’s association sent out an e-mail the attack.
“It’s the first time something like this is happening,” he said. “We feel like this is a very safe neighborhood, but anything can happen anywhere.”
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