Five masked gunmen burst into a West Ashley home late Monday, roughed up two of the six residents, ransacked the home and left with jewelry, watches, cellphones, a laptop computer and a camera, according to a Charleston County Sheriff's Office report.
The home invasion robbery at 1120 Gunn Ave. netted $2,410 in jewelry and $300 in electronics, the report said. There were five adults and a 14-year-old girl in or near the home when the invasion took place, according to the report.
The report states that a 30-year-old man was working outside on his car at about 10:50 p.m., when he was jumped by three men who pulled him from under the vehicle. When a 24-year-old woman opened the door to the home to see what was going on, the invaders rushed her, entered the home and forced the residents to the living room floor.
Some of the victims were taken to a bedroom and forced onto the floor, and in doing so woke up a 14-year-old girl who was sleeping. A 37-year-old woman was struck on her head with a gun, the report said.
While two of the intruders kept the victims on the floor, "the other three subjects were running through the house and pretty much ransacking the residence," a victim told deputies.
The intruders opened and dumped dresser drawers, and while "whooping at each other in a manner to communicate," kept repeating "15 minutes max, 15 minutes max," the report said.
The report said a 34-year-old resident of the home was struck in the back of his head and kicked in his side by the suspects.
That man and woman who were assaulted were bleeding from their heads when deputies arrived.
They declined EMS assistance, but the man, who was also suffering pains in his side, said he would get a ride to a hospital to be checked.
The report said eight watches, two gold cross rings, a silver necklace with a diamond pendant and a jade bracelet were among jewelry items taken. Four cellphones, a camera and laptop computer also were stolen.
The sheriff's office responded at 11:07 p.m. to the home, which is near the intersection of Ashley River and Old Towne roads. Sheriff's Maj. Jim Brady said the robbers were described as five black men, ages 19 to 25, armed with guns, and all wearing masks and gloves.
No suspects had been identified Tuesday, Brady said.