One of the victims said he had been "chillin'" with a woman who was trying to step out of the 290 E. Felton Road apartment to make a phone call as the men came in about 10:25 p.m., according to the Cartersville Police Department incident report, above.
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The woman, who one of the victims had picked up on Old Mill Road about 6:15 p.m., "has had history of setting people up for other people to take their money," according to all three of the victims, the report says.
One victim said he and his friends were playing video games as the woman texted on her cell phone.
"(She) attempted to step outside, (and four) black males ran inside the residence and told everyone to get on the ground. (One of the victims) advised that he thought that this was some type of a prank," according to the report. "(The) victim stated the four black males entered the residence with an AR-15, .44 Magnum and a .357 Magnum.
"(Another) victim advised that three of the four black males were wearing masks to cover their faces. (He) advised that he was not familiar with the males, and has never seen them before."
A woman who also resides in the apartment said she was in her bedroom eating cereal when her son and an unknown African-American man entered, and her son told her to give the man her rent money. She ran in the living room and saw her children lying on the ground and the four unidentified African-American men.
The foursome stole $600 in cash, and a children's tablet and a flip cell phone, valued at a total of $110.
The woman who had been "chillin'" and texting left moments before the robbing foursome entered the apartment, did not return to the apartment and did not subsequently make any contact with the victims, they told police.
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