Updated:JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Authorities are searching for at least five to seven men who held up a Johns Creek family, tied them up and kidnapped the homeowner during a Saturday morning home invasion.
Police said the perpetrators wrapped the homeowner in a blanket and tied him up with a belt. The homeowner was later found in DeKalb County, a police spokesperson confirmed to Channel 2. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment. He suffered cuts and bruises to his face.
"We believe it was a targeted event ... not a random act," said J.T. Ware with the Johns Creek Police Department.
The home invasion happened in the 10400 block of Colony Glen Drive off Jones Bridge Road.
"They came in asking for specific items in the house," said Ware.
Channel 2 Action News reporter Darryn Moore asked police to elaborate on what items the home invaders were after, but police aren't saying at this point.
In addition to beating up and kidnapping the homeowner, the perpetrators also took two vehicles from the driveway. Dunwoody police found the homeowner about 7 miles from his home on Vernon Ridge Close inside a Chevy Tahoe that had been stolen from his home. Atlanta police located the second stolen vehicle in southwest Atlanta.
Police are working on a description of the perpetrators.