Public Safety

Published on January 25th, 2016 |


Buckhead couple robbed at their Peachtree Heights West home

A couple claims they were forced into the their Buckhead home by three masked men when they returned home from the store about 8 p.m. Jan. 20 and were then robbed at gunpoint of jewelry and other valuables from the home, according to a WSB-TV report.

The terrified victim doesn’t want to be identified, because the three armed men who robbed her and her boyfriend have yet to be arrested. She said the masked men caught them by surprise after returning to their Peachtree Heights West home from the grocery store Wednesday.

“I was in the kitchen unloading, he was unloading the trunk and I came to the door to ask him if he needed anymore help,” the woman victim said. “Right as I did I saw two figures in black run out from the side of the driveway.”

The victim told Channel 2’s Tyisha Fernandes the men came through bushes and all she could see were their eyes, everything else was covered up. (To watch the WSB-TV report, click here.)

“They demanded jewelry right away,” the victim said, “We’re not jewelry type people so we had to tell them that we don’t have what you’re looking for.”

Desperate to steal something, two of the suspects went upstairs, while the third one held the couple at gunpoint downstairs.

“Tearing through stuff looking for anything, took his laptop and threatened us, told us to stay where we were sitting slammed the door behind them and ran,” the woman told WSB-TV.

The victim said she and her boyfriend believe the gunmen were young, and they might have been watching houses in the Peachtree Heights West neighborhood. “It seems like they had to have been wandering around looking for an opportunity and that we weren’t targeted, but we gave them the opportunity.”

The couple doesn’t know what they could have done differently to prevent this armed robbery. They did install more lights around their yard after this happened.


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