Break-ins at usually secure Atlantic Station building - CBS46 News

Residents perplexed by break-ins at secure Atlantic Station building

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Friday morning residents were still perplexed how a thief managed to break into The Atlantic, a luxury apartment building in Atlantic Station.

The neighbors said the incidents happened on May 13 just before 5 p.m.

Andre Holmes said his front door was pried open, and more than $1,000 worth of electronics were stolen.

"The door was pried open, it looked like somebody had used a crowbar and a part of the door in front of the lock was chipped off," Holmes said.

Now he and the other resident who was affected – who wished to remain anonymous – said they want to know how the thief got past all of the security.

In a police report, a property manager for The Atlantic said that residents can only access their own floors and the parking deck, and that visitors have to be buzzed into the parking garage, announced to the concierge and escorted to elevators.

"Security was one of the perks of living in this building," Holmes said. "The [key] only allows you to go to your floor, a common floor, and the floor you park on."

Holmes said what's worse is that he felt management at The Atlantic didn't seem to care about increasing security. Attorneys for the building sent Holmes a letter stating management "… will not be retaining a security expert based upon an isolated event of this nature."

A property manager said that in the year-and-a-half the building has been open, these were the only two incidents there. He said the building has added an extra security guard during the day since the incidents.

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