Houston & Peach

Bonaire man assaulted, robbed in home invasion

WARNER ROBINS -- A 24-year-old resident was awakened by three men inside his Bonaire home before being assaulted and robbed late Monday night.

Authorities were on the scene of the 11:30 p.m. home invasion for several hours canvassing the neighborhood and looking for potential evidence inside and around the home in the 100 block of Granville Street, said Houston County sheriff’s Capt. Jon Holland.

The resident, a cashier at a convenience store on Ga. 96, told sheriff’s deputies he was asleep alone in his bedroom when he was awakened by three men who shined a light in his face, according to a sheriff’s office incident report. The light was from the resident’s cellphone next to his bed.

One of the men then punched the resident in the face and shouted, “Where’s the money? Give us the money!”

He felt a handgun pressed against his head by another one of the robbers and was told, “Give us the money, or I will kill you,” the report said.

The resident gave the men the money he had, which was about $500 to $600, according to the report. The men then fled with the cash.

The resident was treated on the scene by emergency medical workers for a bruise above his right eye, the report said. He was not able to see the faces of his assailants because their faces were covered with masks or bandanas.

Anyone with information about the home invasion is asked to call sheriff’s investigators at 478-542-2085.

To contact writer Becky Purser, call 256-9559.