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Home Invasion, Robbery at Tucker Apartment

Intruder with a mohawk, a facial tattoo and a crowbar made threats, stole electronics.

A man armed with a crowbar broke into an apartment in Tucker and threatened to kill a female resident if she alerted police, according to an incident report.

The man is described as a black male in his late 20s to early 30s, 150 lbs, wearing dark clothing, sporting a mohawk and a tattoo in the middle of his face.

The incident happened at the Northlake Manor Apartments in Woodbriar Circle on the morning of Sunday, Jan. 6 while the rest of the woman's family went to church. 

The woman told police she heard a loud noise and found that her front door had been pried open. She encountered a man with a crowbar who ordered her to lie on the floor and to not look at him. He then said, "I will kill you if you call the police" and proceeded to steal a television set worth $2,339 and a cell phone worth $200. 

The man is believed to have had an accomplice with a getaway car. No arrests have yet been made.

Renenwetet January 18, 2013 at 03:49 PM
There is a major increase in crimes/ break-ins in Tucker...and police patrol is very minimal.
Kevin Madigan January 18, 2013 at 03:56 PM
The police report had it as Northgate, but it looks like it should be Northlake. Map here: http://www.cylex-usa.com/company/northlake-manor-apartments-9418968.html
Kevin January 18, 2013 at 07:37 PM
Tucker's citizen are not the type that want to live in a Police State. If that kid had thought there was a gun waiting behind that door he would have never broke in. Had that lady been carrying concealed and fire arms trained the criminals would be in jail. She is lucky to be alive and could very well be a victim again in the future unless she takes responsibility for herself. Police cannot stop this type of crime. Police are 2nd Responders .... the rest of us are either 1st Responders or Victims. Your neighbors have you back Tucker. Do you have theirs? Arm up, Train up, Reach out to your Neighbors, and Take Personal Responsibility for Your Tucker. The Police should be backing all this up because they are our neighbors as well. Working for and with the citizens our local Police can encourage and educate people on fire arms training and gun safety. Tucker can take care of Tucker.
Kim Fair January 19, 2013 at 05:21 PM
Unless this woman just walks around with a loaded gun on her person at all times--I'm not sure being "armed up" really helps. For safety sake it is not prudent to keep guns loaded. Do you think a victim like this has time to--ascertain that there is an intruder, locate the gun, located the bullets, load the gun and get in firing postion before he has entered her home? I just don't see that happening. I heard this week that about 42% of guns in homes are used by the owner to either kill themselves or another family member. Perhaps this statistic should be looked at as--these people buy guns to do exactly that. Or--is just the fact that having guns so "handy" sometimes --causes a loss of life under very emotinal situations? I have a coiple of baseball bats at my home and think I could be just as effective protecting myself with those. Why does it have to be a lethal weapon that we need to protect ourselves? What about pepper spray and plastic bullets and tazers? Wouldn't they be just as effective for protecting oneself--and they could be "loaded" all the time--and lighter and easier to carry?
Holly Mueller January 19, 2013 at 06:25 PM
As a registered gun owner, I have to dis-agree that a baseball bat, pepper spray, or *plastic* bullets would be just as effective. Do people seriously believe this? What about the woman this past week who was hiding, as I recall, in an attic crawlspace in an upstairs bathroom. She unloaded her gun on the intruder, killing him. If she had used any of the afore mentioned items, I'm afraid the outcome would've been totally different. Anyone who thinks there should be stricter gun laws surely doesn't think this will stop criminals from having guns. Look at all of the other crimes that have killed hundreds using bombs made out of things one can buy at a hardware store. or planes used in 911.... Alcoholism is higher in homes with alcohol, suicides are higher in homes with prescription drugs, and auto accidents are higher when people own automobiles. Should we have stricter laws on these as well? I don' think so. I think people should have the right to bear arms. It is, after all a constitutional right. I also think people should be trained in gun safety. I would rather have a gun then to be a *victim*....and maybe a dead *victim*

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