ATLANTA - Atlanta Police promise more patrols after a violent home invasion in a southwest Atlanta neighborhood, where numerous affluent residents and Mayor Kasim Reed live.
"Their concerns are the possibility of them being a victim of a crime," said Chief George Turner, who listened to neighbor concerns in an emergency community meeting filled with residents from the Guilford Forest subdivision.
"The patrols are stepped up. We will do our best to continue them," said Major Vince Moore, who said there have been only a handful of non-violent crimes in the community this year.
Wednesday morning, police said three masked men burst into a home and pistol-whipped a family, then stole their belongings and a car.
Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms told the packed room that she is working to get more city cameras in the neighborhood. Neighbors said additional cameras would boost the feeling of safety, while the suspects of the most recent crime are still on the loose.
"Our tax money needs to be put to work," one neighbor said.
Police said the stolen vehicle in the home invasion was recovered, but are still working to identify the suspects.