Gunmen on the loose after North Columbus home invasion

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  Officials in the Columbus Police Department say four people were asleep inside a North Columbus home early Wednesday morning when suddenly, a group of men toting guns kicked in the door.

The victims say between four and six armed men invaded the Desoto Drive home, not far off Miller Road, threatening to shoot them.

According to police the three men and woman inside were tied up- their hands bound behind their backs with duct tape.

Then at gunpoint, police say they were robbed.

21-year-old Brandi Taylor says she was pistol-whipped in the face during the incident, leaving her with a small gash above her ear.

24-year-old Jonathan Alexander says he was threatened by a man toting a revolver and robbed of the money in his wallet.

22-year-old Alphonso Morrison says he was also threatened with the revolver and robbed.

25-year-old Joshua Patrick says another gunman pointed a pistol at him, threatened to shoot him and robbed him.

The victims did not want to speak on camera but Brandi Taylor tells News Leader 9 the gunmen had their faces covered and kept asking where the safe was in the house- a safe she says they didn't have.

Police say the suspects got away with cash and close to $3000 in electronic games and equipment.

The victims say they don't know why their home was targeted.

The victims were not sure if the gunmen a ran away or had a getaway car.

The suspects are described as:

  • black man, light complexion, 6', 160 lbs., wearing all black clothing, armed with an unknown weapon
  • black man, dark complexion, 6'2", 220 lbs., black jacket, jeans, armed with a revolver
  • four other men were all wearing dark clothing and carrying weapons

Police say these suspects are considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to call the Columbus Police Department's Robbery and Assault Division at 706-653-3400.

News Leader 9 will continue to bring you the latest in this investigation.

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