published Monday, August 22nd, 2011

2 men robbed at gunpoint during Chattanooga home invasion, carjacking

2004 E. 12th St.
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Two men were robbed at gunpoint in a Chattanooga home today after two male robbers entered the rear door wielding an ax, according to a released statement.

Chattanooga police officers responded just before 1 p.m. to 2004 E. 12th St. after the intruders ransacked the inside of the home and held up one man at gunpoint, said police spokeswoman Sgt. Jerri Weary.

A second man returned to the home with his children inside a vehicle. His car, a blue Ford Windstar with Tennessee tags 157 CQD, was carjacked after the assailants removed the children, Weary said.

No one was injured in the incident, she said.

A total of $200 in cash was taken along with two cell phones, Weary said.

The suspects are described as men about 6 feet tall with thin builds and between the ages of 18 and 25 years. One of the men had twists in his hair.

Anyone with information can contact police at 423-698-2525.

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dao1980 said...

Twists in his hair?!

August 22, 2011 at 3:31 p.m.
gator said...

That sure is a descriptive description! I think I work with at least 6 or 7 guys that fit it! Should I be alarmed? :)

August 22, 2011 at 3:58 p.m.
Veritas said...

To include race in their description would be anathema to the liberal press, but I would be willing to bet they're black

August 22, 2011 at 4:10 p.m.
slanford said...

Veritas is dead on here. I would assume (possibly incorrectly though) that he is correct and these individuals were indeed black. Honestly though, it's not just this case where the lack of race is insane. It happens all the time. Appoximate height, weight and age, gender, brief physical description, and RACE are the most important things that need to be told if you want help locating a suspect. It is crazy that race has become so taboo that it isn't even included a lot of times when describing a suspect. If he's white, black, asian, hispanic, indian, whatever, then say it! It's not demeaning to anyone to give as full a description as possible.

August 22, 2011 at 4:36 p.m.
larwilb60 said...

And, how much you wanna bet that the victims are ILLEGALS who keep large amounts of cash in the house...not to mention, there were like 10 people living in the house! If they are ILLEGALs then they should be arrested, charged and deported back to where they came from...period...watch the news

August 22, 2011 at 5:10 p.m.
adolphochs said...

They describe the perps' height, build and how one guy's hair looked but left out the most important descriptor, their race. I distinctly remember instructing the employees to give the news impartially without fear or favor. Seemed so simple at the time(s)!

August 22, 2011 at 6:35 p.m.
joepulitzer said...

THE TIMES HAS ALWAYS BEEN IN THE DARK WHEN IT COMES TO BLACK

August 22, 2011 at 7:28 p.m.
ceeweed said...

I'll be sure to BOLO for those two hoodlums, with TFP's description they should be easy to spot. I, for one, am offended that they gave the color of the Ford Van. How insensitive can you get?

August 22, 2011 at 8:52 p.m.
hambone said...

Don't you know, profiling is iilegal!!!

August 22, 2011 at 11:17 p.m.
whatsnottaken said...

Must have been an oversight by the reporter and editor. They surely wouldn't have intentionally left out the most descriptive part of a description because of race? Any reporters or editors reading this have an answer? As a former editor, I certainly would have required that.

August 23, 2011 at 11:04 a.m.

I think I have it figured out, the police only release a partial description so they don't get any help finding the perps. They don't want to mess with a possibly dangerous criminal, so they can get the easy catches like panhandlers and some kid with a joint. After all those are the real threats to our community!

August 24, 2011 at 6:11 a.m.
mrsjeremiah said...

WOW !! Y'ALL NOTHING BUT A BUNCH OF RACIST!!! SO DISGUSTING!! AS A WHITE WOMAN I AM DISGUSTED!!! IF THEY WERE BLACK IT WOULD HAVE SAID THEY WERE BLACK AND I BET MY LAST DOLLAR THEY WERE WHITE TRASH JUST LIKE Y'ALL RACIST IDIOTS!!

May 10, 2012 at 3:29 a.m.
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