Atlanta police are investigating an armed home invasion in Buckhead, where the suspects posed as Georgia Power employees. According to a report from CBS46, three men dressed as workers with the utility company forced their way into an apartment at Elan Lindbergh on Morosgo Drive on Wednesday.

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. The robbers made off with watches and cash.

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.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.