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Suspects pose as Georgia Power workers in home invasion

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Atlanta police are actively investigating a home invasion in Buckhead, where the suspects posed as Georgia Power employees.

Officials say, three men dressed as workers with the utility company made their way into the Elan Lindbergh apartments located at 741 Morosgo Drive NE, Wednesday morning.

Police said one of the men was wearing a white construction hat, a Georgia Power shirt, carrying a toolbox and was armed with a handgun. They said another man was wearing cargo pants, with a striped polo shirt. The third suspect wasn't identified. 

When they arrived, police said the three men knocked on the door of a fourth floor apartment and told one of the victim’s they had to fix a gas leak. When they opened the door, the suspects forced their way inside. The two victims’ hands were then tied with zip ties, and their mouths were taped shut.

Police said the suspects ran off with a Rolex, an Apple watch, $5,000 cash and a $2,000 money order.

The complex’s management company sent CBS46 this statement:

“We are cooperating with the Atlanta Police Department in their investigation. The community is nearing completion and has been constructed in compliance with all applicable building codes. We are awaiting further information from investigators and will advise residents as soon as we have more details on the alleged incident.”

Georgia Power wants to remind customers that if an employee shows up to their home for service, they will have a uniform, they’ll show a badge with their picture and name and they’ll also be in a marked car.

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