Athens County Deputies Investigate Armed Robbery

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A man says masked men broke into his Athens County home, hit him and stole hundreds of dollars and guns.

An armed robbery in Glouster leaves deputies investigating.

The Athens County Sheriff's Office says it happened on Wednesday on Taylor Ridge Road.

Derek Drake tells deputies several men wearing black ski masks went into his home and assaulted him and a friend.

He says the men were armed and did fire shots inside the home.

The friend of Drake says he did recognize one of the guns as a BB Gun.

Drake says he was hit in the head with a gun and that the intruders shot his pit bull.

Drake says the men stole a safe with $1,600 and two guns inside.

Deputies believe they have a motive and suspects.

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