PTC Police looking for armed burglary suspects

PTC Police looking for armed burglary suspects

VehicleLocatedPeachtree City Police investigators are looking for three male suspects involved in a Saturday midnight armed burglary in a home on Blue Smoke Trail near Flat Creek Country Club.

According to reports, the three suspects followed the residents home from a restaurant the residents own in another county. The suspects then reportedly forced their way into the home where they stole cash, jewelry, cell phones and a 2011 Honda Odyssey minivan, all of which belonged to the residents.

Brown said the residents were injured during the burglary, but he said they were treated at the scene and that the injuries were not life-threatening. He also said he believes this was not a random crime and that the suspects, who disguised themselves during the burglary, likely knew where the victims lived and that they owned an out-of-county restaurant.

The minivan was located in Fulton County along an interstate, Brown said. The person who spotted the vehicle and alerted police is said to be a follower of Peachtree City Police Department’s Facebook page, which is where an alert and call for community help was posted Sunday morning.

Brown said the police department is reminding Peachtree City residents and business owners that, if they are ever transporting large sums of money within the city, they are welcome to request a free escort from the police department by calling 770-461-HELP.

In fact, all Fayette County law enforcement agencies offer free escorts available by calling that same phone number.

Anyone with information about Saturday night’s armed burglary is asked to call Peachtree City Police at 770-487-8866.

Danny Harrison

Danny Harrison, a 1992 Fayette High School graduate, began his journalism career with Fayette County News in 1995. After taking several leaves of absence to pursue journalism and Christian ministry opportunities, including a few out of state and overseas, he returned full-time to Fayette County News in August 2014. Harrison earned a bachelor's degree in pastoral ministry in 2009 while serving as a missionary journalist in England and Western Europe.