• Surveillance video shows armed men breaking into Cobb County home


    COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Police and a Cobb County homeowner are hoping someone can identify the men who broke into his home.
    That man says he normally works from home and would have been there when two men pushed through his front door.

    However, he was out of town.

    He believes the men who had a gun would have robbed him or maybe worse if he or his son had been inside at the time.
    Surveillance cameras captured several images of two men forcing their way inside. One of the men was pointing a gun straight ahead as they walked through the door.
    “I work from home and I was supposed to be home,” the man said, asking not to be identified.
    “These perpetrators had absolutely no fear to enter someone's house at 11:17 a.m.,” the man’s friend said, who only identified himself as Tony.
    Tony told Channel 2’s Amy Napier Viteri that he responded to the alarm call when police arrived. It happened last Friday around 11 a.m.
    The homeowner said within minutes they got thousands of dollars' worth of jewelry, clothing, TVs and other electronics.
    Viteri obtained a copy of surveillance video from a neighbor's home that shows a gray Dodge pickup pull up and then back in to the driveway.
    Police say one of the men appeared very tall, around 6 feet 4 inches, and skinny. Tony said the other guy's clothing is noticeable.
    “(He had on) basketball shorts with stripes and teal blue socks. I think that's going to stick out,” Tony said.
    The homeowner said he wants to be ready if this happens again.
    “There will not be anywhere that I walk, especially within my home, which is sad to say, without carrying a firearm,” the homeowner said. “My hope is the ones who know who these guys are get them off the streets.”
    “Just understand when you go into the next person's house you may be leaving in a body bag because Atlanta's not going to continue to take this,” Tony said.
    That homeowner, along with Cobb County police, are hoping someone who recognizes the men will come forward.
    Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.

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