LILBURN — A Lilburn man thought he was about to get lucky in the wee hours of Friday morning, bringing two women home from a nearby bar. The women, though, were leading friends of their own to Worchester Place — male friends with robbery on their minds.
Gwinnett County police responded to the house on Worchester Place at about 2:45 a.m. Friday, finding one resident shot in the shoulder. Once the original victim and the two females had arrived at the home, three male suspects showed up as well and attempted initiated a robbery.
“All five suspects then participated in the robbery,” police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said.
During the incident, one of the three men who lived at the home was able to escape through a window, run to a neighbor’s house and call police, Smith said. The suspects fled in two separate cars: the original one driven by the women and one belonging to a victim.
Meanwhile, DeKalb County police “stopped the suspect vehicle in their jurisdiction for a violation unrelated to the robbery and shooting,” Smith said. The three occupants of the car — the two females and one male — were ultimately arrested.
“A thorough investigation by the DeKalb officers led them to contact GCPD about the possibility that their suspects were involved in a crime in Gwinnett,” Smith said. “GCPD detectives were able to confirm that the three occupants of the vehicle were suspects in this case.”
The remaining two suspects were still on the lam as of Friday. The identities of those involved have not been released, and the case remains an active investigation, Smith said.
“The victim’s vehicle has not been recovered, however we are not yet releasing additional information on that vehicle,” Smith said.
The man shot in the shoulder during the robbery was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.