LAWRENCEVILLE Police have identified a Lawrenceville man they say posed as an FBI agent last week during a harrowing home invasion.
Now they want your help in finding him.
Police named Alexis Alberto Reyes, 24, as one of the men who announced themselves as police on Friday evening while storming a Broomfield Way home in Lawrenceville. The perpetrators struck an unsuspecting mother, 54, with a pistol, bound her with zip-ties and repeatedly demanded money, police said.
Investigators describe Reyes as 5 feet 9 inches tall and 230 pounds with a prominent tattoo on his right wrist.
"There are active warrants for his arrest, and he's aware that police are searching for him," said Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter.
Charges include two counts of armed robbery, false imprisonment and impersonating a public official. Police urge anyone with information on Reyes' whereabouts to contact the Gwinnett County Police Department at 770-513-5209.
The victim told police three to six men invaded her home wearing FBI T-shirts. Other witnesses reported seeing only two. She told police the robbers must have had the wrong house.
The woman's son, who was in the home's basement, came upstairs, saw the men and ran to a neighbor's house to fetch a gun of his own. The neighbor refused, but later pointed his gun at a maroon Infiniti as the suspects sped off, police said.
The neighbor jotted the vehicle's tag number, and police later found it abandoned in the area of the incident, a pistol and FBI T-shirt inside. Police later found another gun and similar shirt in the surrounding area.
Arrest records show Reyes was picked up by Lilburn police in May 2007 on alleged traffic violations that included reckless driving. His only other local arrest came six months later on a charge of failure to appear.