Robbers force victims to undress

Robbers force victims to undress

April 1st, 2011 by Staff Report in News

Three people, including a teenage girl, were told to strip and held captive in a bathroom while thieves ransacked their home Thursday morning, Chattanooga police said.

Buffie Johnson, who lives at 1994 Appling St., told police that her daughter was getting ready for school about 7:30 a.m. when three men rushed into their home, demanding money.

Johnson and her 16-year-old daughter were forced into a bathroom with Johnson's boyfriend, they told police. The two female victims said they were forced to strip down to their underwear, and that the assailants ransacked the home for more than an hour.

At one point, Johnson was shocked with a stun gun and her boyfriend was hit in the eye with a pistol, police report.

None of the victims was seriously injured.

They said the thieves took four televisions, two computers, a cell phone, and Johnson's maroon Ford Escape.

Weary described the suspects as three black males, about 17 to 18 years old and all armed with pistols.

One was heavy set, while another was dark-skinned with a blue hooded sweatshirt and black Dickie pants, and the last was tall and light-skinned in dark clothes, Weary said.

Investigators collected evidence and information at the scene but no arrests have been made, she said.

According to Weary, stun guns can be bought by the public, but Chattanooga police rarely see them used as weapons.

If anyone has information on the suspects, they are asked to contact Chattanooga police.