A Rockdale County resident needed to make an emergency call for help Tuesday morning, but he didn't feel safe making the call in his residence after two men reportedly invaded his home and robbed him at gunpoint.
So instead, the 42-year-old victim made a trip to Wal-Mart, 1436 Dogwood Dr., Conyers, "where he felt safe enough to call and report the crime," according to the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office (RCSO) deputy report.
The robbery reportedly occurred around 1:45 a.m. at a home on Windy Hill Court. The man told Deputy Thomas Green III that as he was getting out of his 2014 Ford Escape, which was parked in his garage, two black males, probably between the ages of 18 and 25, approached him, pointed a gun at him and told him to get of the car.
"According to (the victim), the suspects then ordered him to give them his wallet and car keys and instructed him to lie face down on the ground behind his car as they searched through his wallet," wrote Green. "(The suspects) then ordered him up and into his home, where they made him lie face down on the floor while they took items from his house and loaded them into his vehicle."
After taking what they wanted, the victim says the two attackers tied him up and then had a conversation about whether they should shoot him in the head, the leg or "just leave him there," according to the report.
The discussion when on for about 30 minutes before the two ultimately decided not shoot the man and just left in his Escape with his belongings. Police recovered the crossover SUV not too far from the crime scene on Honey Creek Road. The man's personal items are still missing.
After the unknown invaders left, the man managed to escape his restraints, get into his wife's car and make his way to Wal-Mart.
The man also has two children. Neither his wife nor children were at the residence at the time of incident.
One of the suspects is described as being 5 feet and 6 inches tall, with a slim build and his believed to be the one who was holding the firearm, described as a silver handgun with a black grip by the victim. The other suspect is described as being 5 feet and 9 inches with a stocky build and slightly heavier set.
The men are still at-large.
Any information on this case can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers tip line at 404 577-TIPS (8477), online www.crimestoppersatlanta.org, or by texting the tip to CRIMES (274637). Persons do not have to give their name or any identifying information to be eligible for the potential reward associated with a tip.