Police: Mother, 2 teens robbed at gunpoint in Perry

bpurser@macon.comJanuary 11, 2013 

PERRY -- A mother and her two teenage children were robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night during a home invasion, police said.

The mother, a Houston County schoolteacher, and her children, ages 13 and 18, were not harmed in the incident, said Perry police Capt. Heath Dykes.

The suspects are described as two young black men between the ages of 17 and 20. One is between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 140 to 150 pounds. The other is about 6 feet tall and weighs about 150 pounds.

About 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, police were dispatched to the family’s duplex home on Alice Drive. The mother noticed one of the windows in the home appeared to be ajar.

One of the windows was already missing a windowpane and was covered with cardboard. But the window should have been locked. It was not.

She also discovered the window screen was missing.

While she was outside investigating, two masked men came up behind her, Dykes said. One had a brick, and the other had a rifle.

She was ordered back inside the home. The teenagers, who were in their bedrooms, were ordered into the living room, Dykes said.

The man with the rifle kept the family in the living room, while the other man looted the home. The men stole electronics, wrapping them up in a sheepskin blanket before fleeing, Dykes said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Perry police Detective Tom Daly at (478) 988-2821 or call the Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at 742-2330 or (877) 68CRIME.

To contact writer Becky Purser, call 256-9559.

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