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Man bound with duct tape in Warner Robins robbery

WARNER ROBINS -- A 54-year-old man was robbed and bound with duct tape during an incident at his home Tuesday night in the 200 block of Peachtree Circle, according to a police report.

The man, who works at Robins Air Force Base, told police he was on his carport when two black males, both tall and thin, wearing dark clothing and in their late teens or early 20s, arrived and asked to use his cellphone, according to a Warner Robins police report released Friday.

Both suspects stood about 5 feet 10 inches tall to 6 feet tall and weighed 200-220 pounds.

The man handed his phone to one of the suspects, who put it in his pocket and pulled out a black semi-automatic handgun, forcing him to the ground, the report said. The suspects took about $340 from his wallet.

They then picked up the victim and walked behind him into the house, asking him where he kept his money, jewelry and any prescription medication, the report said.

They took his maroon backpack and filled it with the things they were stealing such as electronics and $40 in rolled quarters, according to the report.

Before leaving, they bound with duct tape and covered his mouth with the tape, the report said. He managed to wiggle his way to his feet, knock the phone off the wall and call 911. Police were dispatched to the home about 8 p.m.

The arriving officer said the home was full of smoke, because the suspects lit several paper towel on fire in the stove, according to the report.

No arrests have been made in the incident, which remains under investigation, said Jennifer Parson, public information officer for Warner Robins police.