Courtesy Cobb County Sheriff

Police Arrest Teen Who Faked Emergency and Robbed Vinings Home

by Julien Virgin

April 16, 2018 - 6:00 pm

Cobb County police have made an arrest in a March home invasion.

Surveillance video shows Amanda Tanks, 19, calling for help outside a home in Vinings Estates community on March 26th.

Moments after the family opened the door to assist in an emergency, two masked men stormed into the home with guns and robbed the residence, according to family members who were present.

Video helped authorities identify Tanks and a warrant for her arrest was issued on April 3rd.

Tanks was arrested Friday by Marta police and is charged with aggravated assault, burglary home invasion, false imprisonment and cruelty to children.

Authorities are still searching for the two men involved. 

If you have an information on their whereabouts, please call Crime Stoppers 404-577-8477.