Pair allegedly tied up and robbed in Macon home invasion

alopez@macon.comDecember 4, 2013 

A brother and sister were allegedly tied up and robbed after seven people barged into their Macon home Tuesday night.

Shantrell McColumn, 23, told police she heard a knock at the front door and found a young woman asking to use her phone. As she went to open the door, five men and a second woman rushed inside the house, according to the police incident report.

McColumn told police at least three men had pistols, and they tied her and her brother up and robbed them.

The incident happened on the 3200 block of Mary Drive, shortly after 11 p.m., according to the report.

The five men, who covered their faces with bandanas, allegedly tied up Harold McColumn, 24, with rope and Shantrell McColumn with a belt.

The seven individuals allegedly took Shantrell McColumn’s purse and Harold McColumn’s wallet. Afterward, they walked around the house and took Harold McColumn’s laptop computer, according to the report.

After they left, Shantrell McColumn untied herself and called police.

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