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Metter police seek information on home invasion attempt
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Metter police are seeking information on a suspect in a “possible” home invasion attempt.

Metter Police Chief Dennis Nelson said officers responded Wednesday “to a possible attempted home invasion near the 200 block of South Rountree Street in Metter.”
Around 6:45 p.m., two people “in a late model white or off-white in color Jeep Grand Cherokee approached a resident outside her home, displayed a small handgun and attempted to gain entry into that home,” he said. “They were unsuccessful and fled in the vehicle”

The suspects appeared to both be in their early 20s. One was a black male, approximately 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, with a thin build, clean-shaven face and “wearing a brown ‘boonie’ style hat,” Nelson said. The second was a white male, approximately 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a stocky or muscular build, bald or shaved head, and tattoos on his left arm.

The white male “was wearing baggy clothes with some type of gold in his mouth, possibly gold tooth caps,” Nelson said.

The police chief asks citizens with information to contact police.

“This type of incident is very unusual and quite concerning, so we are seeking the public’s help in identifying these individuals as quickly as possible,” he said.  “While we are aggressively pursuing several leads at this moment, we feel certain that someone in the area has seen this vehicle or these suspects.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police Investigator Tim Platt at (912) 685-5437 or tim.platt@metterpd.com. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to tips@metterpd.com or on at www.metterpd.com, Nelson said.

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