Armed robbers demand guns, money in home invasion
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Jul 25, 2013 | 2470 views | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Fairview Street woman awoke to a nightmare in the first hours of Wednesday.

The woman told Cartersville police she awoke about 1 a.m. to find a black male brandishing a handgun standing in her bedroom. According to the report, the gunman made the victim walk to her son’s room and lie face down on the floor.

She said another black male suspect had her son at gunpoint and kept yelling, “Where the guns and the money?” The victim’s son told the suspects they did not have any guns.

According to the victim, the suspect became agitated and told the two if they moved the suspects would kill them.

The victim’s son told police he awoke to find a gunman pointing a weapon at his face. Once the second suspect brought his mother into the room, the male victim was struck in the head after he raised his head to check on his mother.

No signs of forced entry were visible, according to the report, and the victim said the doors were locked. The officer located a 14-inch butcher knife outside a rear window, which the officer noted was possibly the point of entry.

Arson suspected in mobile home fire

Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called Wednesday morning to an Acworth location after suspected arson destroyed a vacant residence.

Bartow County Fire Department Battalion Chief David Levey said stations 1, 4 and 6 responded at 2:47 a.m. to 5659 Groovers Landing Road, Lot 14, to find the singlewide mobile home fully involved. Crews remained on scene for two hours, extinguishing the blaze and putting out hot spots.

The residence was vacant and had no power or electricity, according to the BCSO report, and the incident would be investigated further.

Levey said the origin and cause of the fire were undetermined.