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Men invade Riverdale home

By Ed Brock

Two armed men woke up a Riverdale man Thursday morning, tied him up and demanded money.

The men, each armed with a gun, came into 32-year-old Horatio Seay's home on Overlook Terrace around 10:30 a.m., Clayton County Police Capt. Jeff Turner said. They bound Seay with duct tape and a belt and demanded money, but Seay told them he didn't know what they were talking about.

"They literally ransacked the house," Turner said.

Some time later the men left, taking a fax machine and some CDs and driving a dark blue Nissan Maxima. They entered and left the house by forcing their way through the back door, Turner said.

In another incident on Monday around 1 p.m. two men posing as florists forced their way into a home on Sunset Drive near Jonesboro. In that case the two black males also used duct tape to bind the man and woman who were inside the house and then asked them, "Where's the stuff?" Turner said.

The two men pistol-whipped the male victim, 26-year-old Mario Darling of Jonesboro, and left the home with some jewelry.

Turner said police don't know if there's a connection between the two incidents.

"It's just some things are similar," Turner said.