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Apartment residents wonder if violent crimes were preventable

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SANDY SPRINGS, GA (CBS46) -

Some residents at an apartment complex in Sandy Springs say their management did not take appropriate steps to warn or protect tenants following a pair of violent crimes over the weekend.

One resident said the front gates to the Parc at Perimeter apartment complex have been broken, and left wide open, for much of the last few weeks.

When the gates are broken, "anybody can come and go as they please," said the resident.

On Saturday, April 13, Sandy Springs police said they responded to a robbery call at the Parc at Perimeter Apartments, just off Peachtree-Dunwoody Road. The following day, police were back to answer a call that a resident had been shot during a robbery inside the complex.

Police spokesman Capt. Steve Rose said they suspect the same person in both incidents.

A resident told us they were not officially notified of either incident until Monday afternoon, and that notification was made via a note left on their doors from management.

"If we had known about the robbery on Saturday, we would have all been locked in our apartments, nobody would have answered the doors," said the resident, who did not want to be identified.

She said she was concerned about having her lease terminated if management found out she spoke poorly of the apartment complex to the media.

She said she's not the only resident upset with managers.

"It was a very us versus them environment," she said, speaking of a Wednesday night meeting between management and residents to discuss the recent incidents.

She also said the front gates were fixed, following the Sunday shooting.

"Moving forward, let's get it fixed, and if it breaks again, let's stay on top of it," she said.

A manager at the complex did not confirm or deny the status of the front gates or the robberies over the weekend. Instead, they directed us to their corporate office, Tribridge Residential, for questions.

No one at the corporate office was available Friday afternoon to answer questions about the recent events at the Parc at Perimeter complex.

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