Police investigating second Athens home invasion in less than a week


By Joe Johnson

Guns and other items reportedly were stolen Tuesday in the second Athens home invasion armed robbery in less than a week.

Officers responded at about 6:50 a.m. to the reported home invasion at a residence on Robin Road, located off South Barnett Shoals Road in the southeastern part of the county, according to an Athens-Clarke County police incident report.

A resident told officers that between 2 and 4 a.m. several unknown males entered the home and at gunpoint forced him into an upstairs bedroom that was occupied by the homeowner and a woman, according to the report.

The incident report lists three guns as having been stolen – a .45-caliber pistol, a .22-caliber revolver and an SKS semiautomatic rifle – as well as two cellphones.

The owner of the guns was away on business at the time, the report noted.

No suspect descriptions were provided in the police report.

"After speaking with all the victims, it is believed there were between 4-6 male suspects involved," according to the report.

The incident occurred six days after a home invasion was reported in the opposite side of the county, at a residence on Quail Run Drive, in a neighborhood located between Whitehead and Lavender roads.

In that Feb. 18 incident, a 25-year-old female and a 19-year-old male were beaten, tasered and pepper-sprayed. Police said that items valued at over $10,000 had been stolen, including three white gold and diamond teeth grills, two iPhones, air pods and cash.

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