Police: Home Invaders Pose as Utility Workers

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Two victims of a Wednesday morning home invasion tell Atlanta Police their attackers posed as utility workers to get inside their apartment.

The incident happened at 8 a.m. at the Elan Lindbergh Apartments at 741 Morosgo Drive N.E. in Buckhead.

The victims told officers three men wearing hard hats knocked on their door and identified themselves as Georgia Power Company workers.

The men reportedly told the victims that they needed to turn some appliances off inside the 4th floor apartment.

Once inside, the victims say they were tied up and robbed of watches and money orders.

  Residents  were shocked to learn one o their neighbors was the victim of an early morning home invasion.

 Resident Andre Fuller said, "It's very alarming it's scary."

Police tell FOX 5’s Deidra Dukes a number of the apartments are still under construction at the building but despite heavy security, there were no surveillance cameras outside the apartment.  Residents wonder how the suspects made it into the building. 

"They patrol this area often, sit at the QT right up the street.  Security is right across the street for this little mall area.  They have courtesy cops, security approved officers walking around too.  There is like two of them at a time but they can't be everywhere at once," said apartment building resident Chris Knotts.

The victims were not injured.  Georgia Power officials urge the public to contact 911 or Georgia Power if they suspect they are dealing with someone impersonating one of their employees.