Investigators are looking for a masked intruder who reportedly broke into a woman's house and attacked her with a gun Wednesday afternoon.
The victim arrived at her Kirkland Road home around 2 p.m. after shopping. She went into her kitchen and was putting items away when she saw a shadow at the rear door. According to NCSO Public Information Officer Cortney Morrison, the woman thought it was her husband playing a joke on her, so she went to the back door. That's when she was accosted by a man with a gun. He reportedly grabbed the victim by her hair and pointed a gun at her, demanding money.
She told the intruder there was no money, according to Morrison. It was around that time that the victim's mother-in-law saw what was going on and ran toward the front door of the home. When the intruder went to follow her, the victim began struggling with him to keep him away from her mother-in-law. There were also small children in the home at this time and they began to cry. The intruder reportedly fled at this point, leaving the area on foot.
The victim's husband arrived home right afterwards and attempted to track the intruder down. He was unable to find the man and in the process compromised the area, making a K-9 track impossible.
Witnesses described the intruder as a black male, between 5-foot-6-inches and 5-foot-8-inches tall, wearing a black jacket and jeans and carrying a black backpack and handgun. He also had a white do-rag covering his face.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the NCSO at (678) 625-1400 or online at www.newtonsheriffga.org. All tips can be given anonymously.