Police: Women shot at, chased by masked robbers

Police are searching for five masked suspects who allegedly robbed a home and shot at two women
May 1, 2014 9:28:53 AM PDT
Authorities in Garner are looking for five masked suspects who allegedly robbed a home, pistol whipped two occupants, and then shot at two other women who live there before fleeing the scene.

It happened around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on Bluefield Drive in the Mobile Hill Estates neighborhood.

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Renai Bennett and her sister said that they left their home to run a quick errand and returned to a frightening situation.

"I knew something was wrong, because when we pulled up, the door was open, wide open, and my dog was sitting outside," said Bennett.

"We pulled up to the house, there were guys walking out and they were holding TVs and stuff, and when we were about to get out of the car they started shooting at us," Bennett continued.

The two women said as they tried to flee the scene, the suspects chased them until they reached a neighbor's home down the street, where the sisters said they hid out and called police.

"My sister went to step out of the car and that's when they started shooting, they got the hood, the fender, and they shot out the tire, and then they left," said Bennett.

The women were not hurt, but their roommates, a man and a woman, were not so lucky.

"All I could think about was [if] my roommates were okay, because I knew they were inside the whole time it happened," Bennett said.

The roommates were reportedly pistol-whipped, but are expected to be okay. The woman was taken to the hospital for treatment.

The suspects got away with an Xbox, PlayStation, and tried to steal a TV, but ended up dropping it as they fled.

Bennett said she believed they were watching the home since the suspects arrived shortly after she left the house.

The suspects are still on the loose. Descriptions of the thieves were vague. All wore masks and were said to be driving a black Honda Accord.

News of the incident has shaken what is normally a quiet neighborhood.

"I heard gunshots and I came out and saw this car come speeding down the road. I kind of threw my flashlight on them, they sped up and almost wrecked going around the corner. It was some kind of small, import car," said neighbor Allen O'Neal.


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