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Residents terrified by home invasion

Earl Wilcox Earl Wilcox
Jacqueline Williams Jacqueline Williams
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - A Thomasville woman remains shaken after three gunmen broke into her home. They came looking for drugs but just found two innocent people.

Thomasville Police think the home invaders targeted the wrong people.

Earl Wilcox and his fiance' Jacqueline Williams just moved into their new home on Festus Street in April. They say it took fifteen minutes for three armed men to break in, and get away a cell phone and all of their medication. But that fifteen minutes felt like a lifetime.

"I was thinking they were going to kill us. I just knew they were going to kill us. Because I was just staring into the barrel of a big gun in my face the whole time," said Williams.

The couple's front screened-door was open Saturday night after their neighbor left from a visit. Police say that's when the three robbers stormed into the home searching for drugs.

"They said, 'Where the bomb at? Where the bomb at?' And I said, we don't sell any drugs here. We just moved here," said Williams.

Thomasville Police Department Detective Scott Newberry says the armed men were most likely looking for the previous owner of the home.

"We think it was going to be a drug robbery. The guy who used to live there used to be involved with drugs. And he no longer lives there."

Neighbors say they saw the three men run through this field to the old Douglas School. And Police say there may have been a car waiting for them.

"All were described as three black males wearing red shirts with dark colored pants on," said Newberry.

If you have any information on the home invasion, you are asked to call the Thomasville Police Department.


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