Wednesday, June 14, 2006
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett County police are investigating a Norcross-area home invasion and robbery that ended with a high-speed chase and the four suspects crashing their car into a tree.
Two men able to flee after the collision were still on the run as of late Tuesday afternoon, according to police.
Another man and a woman were badly injured in the crash. They were taken into custody and transported to Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville. Police did not release additional information on their condition.
The chain of events started about 5 a.m. at the Reserve Apartments at 4200 Jimmy Carter Blvd., when the four suspects drove their rented Pontiac into the gated-complex, according to the investigation.
The woman tricked the residents of an apartment into opening the door and the three men forced their way inside, taking cash and personal items. Police spokesman Cpl. Darren Moloney couldn't say exactly how the woman talked her way in, but the ploy typically involves asking for help for a broken down car or to make a 911 call.
The same tactic may have been used in similar incidents in the area, Moloney said.
The four took off from the apartment, but they saw police and then fled north on Interstate 85. When they tried to get off at Indian Trail Road, they lost control on the exit ramp, ran off the road and into a tree at Willow Trail Parkway police said.
Police were looking for two black men, one in blue jeans and a red-and-white T-shirt, the other in black pants and a black shirt. Both are thought to have been injured when their car hit the tree.
No information was released on the home invasion victims other than they needed no medical attention and that stolen belongings were found with the wrecked Pontiac.