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Police search for suspect in early morning home robbery

By WRCB Staff

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- Chattanooga Police are investigating a residential robbery that occurred Monday morning at approximately 6:15 am at 2115 Oak Street. 

Investigators were called to Parkridge Hospital Emergency Room to speak with the victim, Jermaine Varnell, age 33, who was being treated for a laceration to the head. 

Mr. Varnell stated that he was asleep in his house when four unknown black males kicked in his front door.  The suspects demanded money as they searched and ransacked Mr. Varnell's house. 

One of the suspects who was armed with a handgun, hit the victim several times on the head and face, causing a large laceration.  The suspects took cash, televisions, a computer and Varnell's 2002 Black Chevy Impala.  The suspects were wearing ski masks but were described as young black males wearing all black. 

The 2002 Black Chevy Impala belonging to Mr. Varnell was located this evening behind 502 E. Martin Luther King Boulevard.  It was unoccupied.  This investigation is ongoing.

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