WPPD investigates home invasion
A home invasion allegedly occurred and a large amount of cash was taken at Frank Hall Jr. Street in West Point Saturday. A man, a woman and an 8-month-old child were at the residence when it was invaded by two male suspects around 7:30 p.m., according to a West Point Police Department press release.
The man told police that he was rushed by the two suspects and one placed a gun in his face and demanded money. The man said the suspects forced him to sit in a chair, and then moved him to a bedroom and told him to lie down on the floor.
While on the floor, the suspects took a large amount of U.S. currency from him, according to the press release. The woman and the child were also forced to stay in the bedroom and were told not to leave the home after the suspects left the scene, according to the press release.
The WPPD believes the invasion was an isolated incident and that the suspects possibly knew the victim and set him up for the armed robbery.
The first suspect is described as African American and approximately 5-feet-10-inches tall. The male victim said he looked about 160 pounds and had a low haircut, side burns and a goatee with a gold-plated teeth grills in his mouth, according to the press release.
The second suspect was also described as African American and approximately 6-feet-2. He was described as 135 pounds and had a low haircut and minimal facial hair.
Anyone with information on the suspects is encouraged to call the police department at (706) 645-3525 or Crime Stoppers at (334) 756-5208.