By John Schaffner

gunpoint suspect

Atlanta police are looking for a man accused of forcing two women into their cars and holding them at gunpoint in Buckhead. Neither of the women was physically injured, according to Atlanta Police.

While holding the weapon on the women in two separate incidents, the man told both women to “Give it up,” APD officer Kim Jones said. In one instance, the man left in a newer model, silver Lexus, according to the police report.

Atlanta Police provided a sketch of the suspect, who is described as a white or bi-racial male, clean shaven, with a slim build that is between 5-feet-10 to 5-feet-11 inches tall, according to Jones. No further details about the incidents were available.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Detective Burton at 404-816-7067.

Meanwhile, Atlanta police Zone 2 Crime Prevention Unit Senior Inspector Elaine Dorsey is warning residents in the Chastain Park/northwest Atlanta area to beware of a man posing as a contractor and entering residences without permission.

All of the homes the man has entered were reported under renovation. Once inside the homes, the male suspect would steal wallets, jewelry, etc., mostly small items he could conceal while leaving the locations, according to Dorsey.

As a preventive measure, Dorsey is recommending steps to be taken at all construction sites and residential areas. The recommendations are contractors should maintain a log on site for individuals to sign in and out for work details. Residents are encouraged to secure their personal items while work is in progress at their homes.

John Schaffner

John Schaffner was founding editor of Reporter Newspapers.