Ocilla homeowner sends men running after home invasion

The would-be robbers ran from this home on Lincoln Street after the homeowner pulled a gun. / Sean Streicher

An overnight home invasion has two would-be robbers on the run after a homeowner pulls a gun.

Investigators with the Ocilla Police Department say that two men with a shotgun busted into a home in the 600 block of Lincoln Street around 1:30 AM Thursday morning. There they found children asleep in the living room, held them at gunpoint and demanded money.

Officials say that one of the suspects went to the homeowner's bedroom and kicked the door in. The homeowner then pulled a gun of his own and the two men fled without any money.

Ocilla police continue to investigate the incident but say that this type of occurrence is uncommon for the area. If you have any information on this crime, you are asked to call the Ocilla Police Department at (229)468-7494. There is a $500 reward being offered for information in this case.