GBI probing Baldwin home invasion

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Local authorities called on the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) after a home invasion was reported Sunday at a Baldwin residence, an official confirmed.

Baldwin Police Chief Charles Webb stated in a press release issued Monday that at approximately 6:45 a.m. Oct. 13, officers with the Baldwin Police Department responded to the 100 block of Spring Street in reference to a home invasion and theft.

“The GBI was requested to assist and the case has been turned over to them,” he stated. “No more details are available at this time due to the case still being under investigation.”

The Northeast Georgian asked Tuesday whether injuries had been reported and whether authorities could identify items stolen, however, Webb did not respond by The Northeast Georgian’s press deadline Tuesday.

“Evidence suggests that the incident was isolated to this particular residence and there is no direct threat to the public at this time,” he stated.

However, Webb stated citizens are urged to take precautions by making sure their doors and windows are locked and secured.

“The Baldwin Police Department would like to thank Lee Arrendale K-9, Banks County Sheriff’s Office, Cornelia Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region 8 for their assistance with this incident,” he stated.

Those with any information regarding this incident should contact the Baldwin P.D. at 706-776-5256.

See a future edition of The Northeast Georgian for possible updates regarding this story.