Imagine getting a knock on your door from a woman claiming to sell children's Bibles. Intrigued, you entertain the prospect -- but instead of a kind-hearted individual looking to sell you the latest edition of a revered holy book, you encounter masked men who force their way into your home.
A police sketch of the woman believed to be involved in the crime. (Credit: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office)
This was reportedly a reality for a 52-year-old female resident in Forsyth County, Ga., this week.
On Tuesday around 3 p.m., a woman reportedly knocked on the door and claimed to be pedaling children's Bibles, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
When the resident opened up, a number of perpetrators forcibly entered the home and attempted a robbery, while the supposed Bible seller reportedly fled the scene.
The local Patch noted that the men held the victim at gunpoint, but that she was able to call someone during the robbery. It is unclear whom the woman called, but the person she phoned reportedly notified police of the break-in around 3:40 p.m.
The suspects ended up fleeing the scene empty-handed before authorities arrived, according to Deputy Doug Rainwater with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.
"The injured woman was taken to a hospital, treated and released after sustaining facial lacerations and being struck in the stomach," Patch noted.
The faux Bible seller was described by the victim as white, having short blonde hair, blue eyes and a young person's build. Additionally, she was said to be 5-feet-2-inches tall and attractive.
The masked men were black, according to the victim, AccessNorthGa.com reported.
Police are currently looking for those involved.
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