Several people held at gunpoint during home invasion

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Updated: 2/19 6:41 pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee(WDEF) - Six people including a toddler were reportedly held at gunpoint for three hours during a home invasion in Chattanooga.

It happened Wednesday morning on the 2500 block of Bailey Avenue.

Cassandra Moore was one of the 6 people inside the home when two gunmen came through the front door demanding cash.

"This man wearing a mask came in and told me to get on the floor and asked where the money was at. Nobody had any money," Moore said.

For three hours, the occupants inside the home were forced to stay face down on the floor while the two men reportedly went room to room looking for money.

"They were in there tearing my house up just that long. It didn't make any sense. They wouldn't let me go to the bathroom or anything," Moore said.

Tensions were mounting when the two armed suspects couldn't find any cash. At one point, one of the men reportedly threatened to commit murder.

"He said if we don't get something we're going to kill your son and I kept asking why are you going to do that. We don't have anything." Moore said.

After ransacking the house, the two gunmen reportedly tied up one person and placed him in the closet. They reportedly stole clothing and electronic items before eventually stealing a car to make their getaway. Luckily police have a good description of the two suspects.

"They were in their 20's. One guy had tattoos on his neck and they had mask on with gloves. One had blue and gray tennis shoes," Moore said.

Fortunately there were no serious injuries reported.





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