Arrests made in break-ins targeting Indian families


ROSWELL, Ga.,None - Roswell police have made arrests in a violent home invasion at a Roswell home Wednesday. It was the latest in a series of robberies targeting Indian families in metro Atlanta.

The attack happened around 7:45 p.m. at a home on Windsor Drive. Raj Sharma told Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik he was alone in his basement when five men broke in through a back glass door.

Sharma said his wife and two children were at the grocery store when he heard a commotion upstairs. When he went upstairs, three masked men in all black grabbed him and pushed him to the living room floor. Sharma said one of the men ripped an electrical cord from the wall and used it to tie him up while others ransacked the home.

Sharma said he saw his children entering the home and tried to scream, but his mouth was covered. His 20-year-old daughter told police the thieves pushed her out of the way as they ran up the hill behind the house. Sharma’s wife said she had been retrieving groceries from the car and threw a bag at the thieves.

With the assistance of Cobb County police, Roswell officers searched the area into the next morning, using K-9 units and helicopters. Seven people were arrested in Cobb County in connection to the Roswell home invasion.

Police have linked the suspects to another attack on an Indian family in Mableton on Tuesday night. Police have not released the suspects’ identities because they are looking into possible connections to a series of similar home invasions across metro Atlanta.



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