A home invasion suspect climbed a fence with a handgun in Buford May 23 and tried to force his way into the home, police said.
Gwinnett County Police are asking for help in finding the suspect, who has been identified as Raahmil Brantley, 24.
The victim was feeding his dog in the backyard of his Lanier Springs Drive home when the suspect climbed the fence.
“The victim immediately ran inside,” Cpl. Deon Washington wrote in a news release. “After locking the sliding glass door, he held it closed as the suspect tried to open the door.”
The victim and his daughter ran out of the home seeking help, as the suspect was seen picking up a metal hose, police said.
A neighbor called 911 and spotted the suspect running through the victim’s backyard and fleeing the scene, police said.
“Detectives later identified Brantley as the suspect and developed the probable cause to obtain arrest warrants,” Washington wrote. “It is not clear why the victim was targeted.”
The suspect’s whereabouts are unknown, and police said they consider him to be armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police department’s robbery unit at 770-513-5300. To leave an anonymous tip, contact Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477. Tipsters that lead law enforcement to an arrest and indictment can receive up to a $2,000 reward.