Several people held at gunpoint during home invasion

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
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.

0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Featured Partners
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
Click here to enter for your chance to win a Bojangles Breakfast Combo. Then, watch WDEF News 12 This Morning for daily winner announcements!
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.