Police: Masked Gunman Targeted Robbery Victims

Bartow County sheriff's investigators are asking for tips in the armed robbery of a Cartersville couple in the woman's home.

The victims of Monday's home-invasion robbery were apparently targeted by a masked, armed man who took medication and cash from the Cartersville man and woman, Bartow County Sheriff's Office investigators said in a Facebook post.

The robber, armed with two guns, impersonated a U.S. Marshal when he walked into the woman's Saddle Club Drive home, pointed a gun at the victims and demanded their belongings. The victims live at separate address in the mobile home park, according to the incident report.

"BCSO is investigating all tips and leads on this case and hope to receive more information to stop this person," the Facebook post says. "Investigators do not believe this is a random crime—they believe that the victims were targeted specifically."

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The suspect, who witnesses saw leave in a late model, blue, four-door Toyota car that had been parked at the exit, is described as follows:

  • Caucasian man.
  • Brown hair.
  • 5-feet-8-inches to 5-feet-9-inches tall.
  • 160 to 175 pounds.
  • Clothing: Camouflage "half mask" face covering, dark blue hoodie and blue cargo pants.

Authorities ask "anyone with ANY information" to call the Criminal Investigations Division at 770-382-5050, extension 6029. BCSO's phone line for anonymous tips is 770-606-TIPS (8477) and now tipsters can report information via the department's Facebook page.

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