WARNER ROBINS — The Houston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home invasion and armed robbery early Monday morning at a duplex apartment near Warner Robins, police said.
Houston County sheriff’s Capt. Robert Clark said five people who live together at the apartment at 918 Corder Road reported being robbed at gunpoint by five males, all dressed in dark clothing and wearing ski masks or bandannas, shortly before 1 a.m. Monday.
The apartment has a Warner Robins address but is located in an unincorporated area of the county.
According to Clark and the sheriff’s incident report, one of the residents called 911 from a pay phone at a nearby convenience store at 1001 Leverette Road to report a home invasion. When the sheriff’s deputy arrived at the pay phone, the caller had gone. The deputy then went to the duplex. The deputy’s arrival scared off the suspects, who were still inside the apartment when the deputy pulled into the driveway.
One of the residents told the deputy that one of the suspects crawled in through the bathroom window and let the four others in through the back door. According to the report, all of the suspects were armed and wore gloves. The robbers demanded cash and cell phones from the residents before fleeing out the back door.
One of the residents suffered minor injuries when he was struck in the face and knocked to the floor by one of the suspects.
Anyone with information about the home invasion is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 542-2080.
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