Two men wielding shotguns forced a pregnant woman inside her Bartow Street home Saturday night, then blasted away inside after she fled out of a back window, Brunswick Police said.
Police are still looking for the two men, who wore ski masks, dark clothing and “were both armed with long rifles” during the home invasion at 1821 Bartow St., the police report said. The report lists the guns used as shotguns. The incident occurred about 5 p.m., the report said.
She told police she hid in the backyard, then ran to her father’s house a block away. The woman’s boyfriend called police when he came home from work to find the home they share ransacked and empty. The woman’s keys and cellphone were still inside the home, which had damage from shotgun blasts inside it, police said.
The front door appeared to have also been shot through and shotgun pellets were embedded in the floor inside, police said. The bedroom and other parts of the home had been ransacked.
As they were investigating, the woman called police dispatchers from her father’s home to report the incident.
She later told police that she was outside trying to retrieve her dogs when the two armed men approached her in the yard. They forced her at gunpoint to go inside the house, the report said.
“Where is it at?” the men asked her several times. The intruders searched through various rooms in the house before returning to the woman and threatening her with the guns, the police report said. The men went back outside, at which point she ran to the front door and locked it, the report said.
She had escaped out the back window when the two men returned, banging on the door. The woman told police “she observed a newer model Chevrolet Malibu or Impala circling the block while she was hiding and believed it was involved,” the report said.
The woman, who is four months pregnant, was taken by ambulance to Southeast Georgia Health System’s Brunswick hospital for evaluation and treatment of minor abrasions she suffered while while escaping out of the back window.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Brunswick Police Detective Anthony Trollinger at 912-279-2640, or Silent Witness hotline at 912-267-5516.