Search underway for 3 armed men wanted for home invasion

Man says 3 armed men pushed their way into his home, robbed him

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Three men shoved their way into a DeKalb County house and held the homeowner at gunpoint. The home invaders went on to ransack the place.

It happened around 11:30 a.m. Friday at a home off Chamblee Tucker Road.

The victim didn't get a good description of the men wasn’t able to see their getaway car. Investigators say that makes this a very difficult crime to solve.

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The victim, who asked not to be identified, told Channel 2's Liz Artz that it was the most frightening three minutes of his life.

“If you keep moving, I’m going to shoot you,” the victim said is what one of the home invaders told him.

<p>He said three men shoved their way into his home off Chamblee Tucker Road around 11:30 a.m. Friday.</p>

He said three men shoved their way into his home off Chamblee Tucker Road around 11:30 a.m. Friday.

He said three men shoved their way into his home off Chamblee Tucker Road around 11:30 a.m. Friday.

“I had the heating guy that came in literally three minutes before so I figured he was knocking on the door again. And so I just opened it. Which obviously was a bad idea,” the victim said.

The victim said one man stood lookout while two others took TVs, a laptop and his rent money.

The victim showed Artz the empty spaces where his electronics go. He said for a minute he thought about grabbing the gun and fighting back.

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“There was like three of them and they pushed the door open and so I just did what they said. I didn’t want to get shot,” the victim said.

Before the men took off he said they stuffed him in a closet.

“They threw me in the closet before they left. So, I don’t know what car they were driving away with,” the victim said.

The only description the man could give was he believes the men are all in their 20s.
Police think the men ran off.

Investigators spent the afternoon Friday combing the scene. Police brought out search dogs and helicopters but never found the suspects.

The incident sparked a lockdown at two local schools within a half-mile of the house.

“Definitely frightening. I’ve never had a gun shoved in my face before,” the victim said.

The homeowner said he plans to buy a gun. He said if it happens again, the outcome could be much different.