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Authorities continue to investigate home invasion

POSTED: December 4, 2013 12:05 p.m.
For the FCN/

The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office has identified this white or pearl-colored late model Toyota Camry as a vehicle of interest in the reported home invasion Tuesday afternoon in east Forsyth.

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The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home invasion that reportedly occurred Tuesday afternoon east of Cumming.

Someone called 911 about 3:40 p.m. and reported a woman was being held at gunpoint in her house on Tamiami Trail, which is off Pilgrim Mill Road and near Lake Lanier.

Sheriff’s spokesman Doug Rainwater said it appears one or more men and a woman entered the home and tried “to get into a safe.”

“What exactly took place in the house, we’re still trying to sort out,” Rainwater said.

The woman had what were described as superficial injuries, according to the sheriff’s office, but was taken to Northside Hospital-Forsyth as a precaution.

She reported that an “attractive white female with shoulder-length blond hair and crystal blue eyes” knocked on her door “attempting to sell children’s Bibles,” according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

The female suspect was further described as 5 feet, two inches tall with a “young person build.”

When the resident opened the door, one or more black male suspects wearing dark hoodies and masks reportedly ran inside attempting an armed robbery, but fled before deputies arrived.

Sheriff’s Maj. Rick Doyle said the agency had deputies with tracking dogs at the scene within minutes, but they were unable to find any suspects.

The sheriff’s office has identified a white or pearl-colored late model Toyota Camry as a vehicle of interest.

Citing the ongoing investigation, Doyle could not provide additional details.

“There’s no need for panic and alarm. We feel that this is an isolated incident,” he said, adding that patrols have been stepped up in the area “as a precaution.”

He reminded residents to use common sense and not hesitate to call 911 to report suspicious activity.


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