Another Robbery Reported at Las Colinas Apartments
Inside the Police Reports: The week before a pizza delivery man was robbed, a home invasion was reported in the same apartment complex.
Two armed robberies were reported at Las Colinas Apartments last month.
On May 26, Norcross Police arrested two men for allegedly robbing a pizza delivery man at the complex off Lia Hills Drive and Brook Hollow Parkway. A week before on May 18, a family of seven reported that three men had robbed them, too.
According to the Norcross Police report, officers arrived at the scene around 10:35 p.m., 10 minutes after the incident allegedly occurred. One of the victims told police that three men had kicked in their front door, entered their apartment and ordered everyone go to the back of the home.
Two of the suspects roamed the apartment while the other stood watch at the front door. Armed with pistols, the two men in the home started demanding for money and jewelry. The victims complied and said their valuables and cash added up to more than $5,000.
At one point, one of the victims attempted to use his cell phone to call 911, but one of the suspects put a gun to his head and told him he would kill him if he didn't put the phone down.
After grabbing the cash and jewelry, the suspects ran, said one of the victims.
The three suspects were described as being black men, around 18 to 25 years old, "really skinny" and tall. The suspect who was grabbing items around the apartment had a disfigured arm and walked with a limp on his right side, said one of the victims. The same suspect also had dreads or cornrows and was wearing tight black jeans, the victim added. The suspect who had been pointing a gun at the family had a mask on, but the other two did not.
Police spoke with the neighbors across the street, and they said they heard a "boom" noise but didn't think anything of it. They told police that they had seen a group of men matching the suspects' descriptions walking around the complex, though.
Officers did an area for the suspects but did not find anyone matching the descriptions. The victims told police that they think the suspects might be stayng in the 3000 building since they believe they've seen the suspects hanging around there before.
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