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Hunt on for intruders
Gun taken from home near school
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Forsyth County News
Authorities have asked anyone with information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers at (770) 888-7308. Anonymous calls are welcome.

Authorities are looking for one or more suspects in the burglary of a west Forsyth home Wednesday afternoon.

It's not clear how many people may have been involved in the incident, which reportedly happened about 1:30 p.m. No description of any possible suspects was available.

According to Forsyth County Sheriff's Lt. Col. Gene Moss, the suspects took a handgun, laptop computer and some jewelry, among other items, from a home on Drew Road, across the street from West Forsyth High School.

It appears the homeowner returned to the house and "evidently must have run them out," Moss said.

The gun was not loaded, authorties said, and the homeowner was not injured in the incident.

Authorities set up a perimeter near the Canterbury Farms subdivision off Post Road. Moss said dogs were used to search for the suspects, but lost the trail in a cul-de-sac near the house.

Three teenagers questioned in connection with the incident have been cleared, Moss said.

Students from West Forsyth High were dismissed from school at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday as part of a scheduled early-release day.

In an unrelated incident, Moss said investigators have finished interviewing witnesses in an armed robbery that happened about 2 p.m. Tuesday at a northeastern Forsyth County business.

Those witnesses, however, provided "no new leads" on the two suspects who robbed the Oscarville Country Store on Browns Bridge Road near Waldrip Circle.

The men, one of whom may have blond hair, ran off into nearby woods with an undisclosed amount of cash after cutting an employee on the finger with a knife. The employee was treated at the scene.

"That's all we've got," Moss said. "Lookouts have been given to surrounding areas, surrounding jurisdictions. We have nothing else to release."

Staff Writer Jennifer Sami contributed to this report.