Police in Alpharetta are searching for two men who invaded a home on Wednesday and escaped with cash in a Nissan minivan.
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Men with guns kicked down door, robbed Alpharetta home, police say

Police in Alpharetta are investigating a home invasion that happened Wednesday.

Two male suspects allegedly involved in the incident are on the run, but police did not have a description for them. The men fled the scene in a silver minivan, “possibly a Nissan,” police said.

The invasion happened a little after noon on Wednesday. Police said two men with guns busted down the back door to a home on the 200 block of Thompson Street, near Old Milton Parkway and the Avalon development in Alpharetta.

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A woman and her friend were inside the home when the two men entered, police said. The woman called 911 when she noticed the two men were trying to break into the home. The victims told police the two men demanded money. 

The two men left the home with cash, but police did not say how much. No one was seriously injured. Police said the victims did not recognize the suspects.

A spokesperson with the police records department said the 911 call is not being released due to the investigation still being open. A full police report is not yet available.

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Channel 2 Action News attempted to speak with the victim, but she said she was “too afraid” to talk about what happened. A nearby neighbor, Lloyd Davis, said he was shocked a home invasion happened in that neighborhood because it’s “being built up” and Avalon is just a few blocks away.

“To happen to anybody, that’s shocking,” Davis told Channel 2. “…I hope (the suspects) pay. Hope they pay dearly. I can't imagine what (the victims) are going through right now.”

Police in Alpharetta have talked to nearby police departments and asked them to be on the lookout for that minivan.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety at 678-297-6300. Crime tips can also be submitted through the department’s Facebook page.

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Authorities have put out a lookout to surrounding police departments to help catch the suspects.

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