LOWNDES COUNTY, GA (WALB) - Lowndes County investigators think five suspects in home invasion last week may be responsible for more burglaries in the area.
Travis Raines, Kevin Johnson Jr., Randy Daniels, Latasha Roberts, and Curtis Anderson are charged with robbing a couple at gunpoint.
Investigators say they burst into a home on Byrd Road last Thursday and stole cash and drugs. The man and woman at the home were severely beaten in front of their 7-year old.
"This home invasion thing seems to be a trend that's been going on more frequently than it should, and I think part of it is the economy," says Lowndes County Sheriff Chris Prine. "There are some folks who would rather steal than work."
Investigators say the five may face more charges in other recent burglaries.