Posted: 2/20/2001 9:33:57 AM EST
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Channel2000.com - John Ramsey Locked Up During Botched Robbery
Atlanta Police Investigating At Scene
ATLANTA, 2:21 p.m. EST February 20, 2001 -- According to police, the
Atlanta home of John and Patsy Ramsey was broken into Tuesday
A man who identified himself as John Ramsey called 911 at about
11:12 a.m., EST and said that he had scuffled with a 6-foot "tall
black man" in dark clothing during a robbery at his house.
According to Atlanta police spokesman John Quigley, the alleged
robber fled the scene in a grey Chevy Cavalier.
Police were at the home, located at 4070 Paces Ferry Road , talking
to Ramsey about the incident.
Ramsey told investigators that when he returned to his house from
Home Depot around 11 a.m., he found a man going down the stairs with
two suitcases in hand. When Ramsey asked him what he was doing, the
alleged intruder said that he was completing home renovations.
Ramsey said that he did not believe him and when he attempted to
call police, he was attacked.
Atlanta police Lt. Michael Fuller told reporters that Ramsey was
choked, scratched and then subdued. The robber allegedly forced
Ramsey into a bathroom, tied the door from the outside, and
continued to ransack the house.
When Ramsey broke free of the bathroom he apparently ran to his gun
vault and picked up a shotgun
Other than receiving several scratches on his face and bruises on
his neck, Ramsey was unharmed.
The alleged robber fled the house with two suitcases. Guns and other
valuables were believed to have been stolen. Police continued to
search for the intruder.
Patsy Ramsey returned to their home, located in the suburb of
Vinings, Ga., at about one hour after the alleged robbery occurred.
She had apparently returned from Bible study.
The Ramseys have been under suspicion since their 6-year-old
daughter JonBenet was found beaten and strangled in their Boulder,
Colo., home on December 26, 1996.
The couple insist that they're innocent and claim that an intruder
is responsible. A year-long probe into the murder of the child
beauty queen led to no indictment and no arrests.
The Ramseys moved to their two-story Mediterranean-style Atlanta
home after the slaying.
John Ramsey told police Tuesday morning that he is unsure whether
the alleged robber knew the identity of the homeowners.
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