Man wanted in violent Palmetto home invasion

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Police hope a composite sketch will lead to an arrest in a violent home invasion last week. 

Tuesday night, the Palmetto Police Department released a sketch of a man with tear drop tattoos on his left eye and a red star tattoo on the corner of his forehead. 

Police said the man is one of four home invaders they are trying to take off the streets. Last Thursday, the crew broke into a home, beat and tied up the victim before forcing him at gunpoint into a bathtub. 

The victim's uncle, Albert Gates, lives next door and told FOX 5 his nephew is doing okay. 

Photos from inside the home show how the attackers ransacked the place. They eventually left, apparently without stealing a thing. 

The victim told police the man in the sketch did all of the talking. He's described as 6’4” with a large build and medium skin complexion. He has a low “brush style” haircut and a small amount of chin hair. According to the victim, the suspect's eyes appeared closer together than normal.

The other three home invaders wore masks during the attack. 

Police hope the sketch, along with a $2,000 reward, will help lead to arrests in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call Palmetto Police at 770-463-9068 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS.

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