Christmas tree lights, open door spark home invasion - CBS46 News

Christmas tree lights, open door spark home invasion

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Two men wearing hoodies forced their way inside a home on Burks Road in Forest Park Monday evening.

Homeowner Charles Campbell told CBS Atlanta News that he heard some noises in the living room at about 8:30 p.m., then he heard his grandson crying.

"I said to myself, something is going on," said Campbell. "By the time I got to the hallway, the gunman stuck me in the stomach and told me to get back to my bedroom."

Campbell said his front door was open displaying his Christmas tree and lights inside.

"That's how they got in. I should have locked the door and closed the blinds sooner," said Campbell.

One of the bad guys took cooking scissors from Campbell's wife, forcing her into the bedroom too.

"I was just scared, you know. Just nervous they might get too nervous themselves and hurt me," said Campbell.

The thieves went from room to room, taking any valuable they could find.

Initially they left the couple's 9-year-old grandson stuck in the living room by himself, terrified.

"I was just worried about him because he was in the living room and they would let him come there until I guess they got tired of hearing him cry," said Campbell.

The men eventually took off, taking with them a TV, a gaming system and all the Christmas gifts from under the tree.

The family was not injured.

Forest Park police believe there could be a third suspect, the getaway driver.

The suspect descriptions are vague, so police are asking anyone with information about the crime to give them a call.

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